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ERIC Number: EJ1066684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2155-9635
A Personal Account of Efforts to End School Segregation in a Southern School System
Harris, Anthony
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v1 n2 Jul-Dec 2006
The Brown Decision, whose 50th Anniversary was observed in 2004, was a landmark case that ended the doctrine of separate but equal. During the observation of the anniversary, many pundits reflected on the political, social, and historical significance of Brown. This article takes a different approach in reflecting on the importance of Brown. A historical context is provided that reveals the conditions that existed in the south prior to and after the Brown Decision. The author tells the poignant and moving story of his first hand experience in desegregating a previously all-white junior high school twelve years after the Brown Decision. Conduct by students, teachers, and administrators had a direct affect on his experience as one of five black children to end school desegregation in a small Mississippi town.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education
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