ERIC Number: EJ1121782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
The Southern Manifesto as Education Policy in Mississippi
Luckett, Robert, Jr.
Journal of School Choice, v10 n4 p462-478 2016
In 1956, southern Congressmen signed the Southern Manifesto, rejecting the Supreme Court's "Brown v. Board of Education" ruling. This moment, in the general American consciousness, marked the rise of White massive resistance to Black advancement, a racist foray doomed to be swept aside by civil rights forces and a determined federal government. The reality is more complex. In the case of education policy in Mississippi, White hardline resistance stretches from the end of the Civil War through the modern school choice debate. The advocates and opponents of school choice should know this history of racist education policy in Mississippi.
Descriptors: Position Papers, State Policy, Racial Discrimination, Court Litigation, Educational Policy, Educational History, School Choice, Resistance to Change, Civil Rights, Compliance (Legal), Public Schools, Federal Regulation, School Segregation, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Methods, School Desegregation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Plessy v Ferguson
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