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ERIC Number: EJ786867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
The 1958 Harlem School Boycott: Parental Activism and the Struggle for Educational Equity in New York City
de Forest, Jennifer
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v40 n1 p21-41 Mar 2008
In this article Jennifer de Forest details the 1958 Harlem school boycott and the resulting court case, "In the Matter of Charlene Skipwith." de Forest demonstrates how the Harlem Parents' Committee mobilized dissent in Harlem and led a boycott that effectively used the Supreme Court's 1954 decision in "Brown II," which remanded the desegregation of schools to local courts. de Forest analyzes the transcripts from the case hearings to detail the way the parents and their lawyer established that systemic inequities existed in the city's schools, and shows how they convincingly linked these inequities to segregation. Lastly, de Forest places the "Skipwith" case in the context of the long-term movement for educational equity in New York City, and considers its implications for the incipient movement for the community control of New York City's schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York