ERIC Number: EJ1121820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
The Southern Manifesto: A Doctrine of Resistance 60 Years Later
Brown Henderson, Cheryl; Brown, Steven M.
Journal of School Choice, v10 n4 p412-419 2016
This article illustrates the historic relationship between the "Brown v. Board of Education" decision and the school choice movement. It will discuss the immediate push back to Brown particularly from Southern states that were resistant to desegregating public schools; a move that would provide African-American parents with educational choice for their children. Within the United States Congress 101 members, most from formerly Confederate states, drafted what is commonly known as the Southern Manifesto intent on reversing the Court's decision and urging states to defy the law. Sixty years after the signing of the Southern Manifesto, there is still a coalition pushing for "freedom of choice," this time with a sincere interest in the well-being of students trapped in the nation's lowest-performing schools and a mandate for equal opportunity, racial, ethnic, and gender equality.
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Change, Court Litigation, Resistance to Change, Public Schools, School Desegregation, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, School Segregation, Educational History, State Action, State Policy, Desegregation Litigation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education
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