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INTRODUCTION; I. The Context - Skin Color and Walls; 1. ""Learning About Skin Color"" Marina Angel; 2. ""Segregated Proms in 2003"" Alfred Mathewson; 3. ""The Wall"" Kate Nace Day; 4. ""And the Walls Came Tumblin' Down"" Harvey Feldman; 5. ""The Commutative Property of Arithmetic"" Robert Laurence; II. De Jure States and the District of Columbia; Alabama; 6. ""Training in Alabama"" Paulette J. Delk; 7. ""Loss of Innocence"" Angela Mae Kupenda; 8. ""Toto, I Have A Feeling We Are Still In Kansas"" Sharon Rush; Florida; 9. ""Becoming a Legal Troublemaker"" Michael Allan Wolf; Georgia; 10. ""Colorblind in Georgia"" Otis Stephens; Louisiana; 11. ""Taking a Stand"" Alex Hurder; Maryland; 12. ""Seeing the Hollow"" Robert A. Burt; 13. ""A Glen Echo Passage"" Robert Keiter; Mississippi; 14. ""I Can't Play with You Anymore"" Edward C. Brewer; 15. ""A White Boy from Mississippi"" W. Lewis Burke; 16. ""A Journey of Conscience"" Samuel M. Davis; North Carolina; 17. ""Promise and Paradox"" Charles E. Daye; 18. ""A Different Kind of Education"" Davison M. Douglas; South Carolina; 19. ""Sacrifice, Opportunity and the New South"" Mildred Wigfall Robinson; Tennessee; 20. ""Crossing Invisible Lines"" Linda Malone; 21. ""Segregation in Memphis"" Phoebe Weaver Williams; Virginia; 22. ""What I Learned When Massive Resistance Closed My School"" Richard J. Bonnie; 23. ""Standing Up for Brown in Danville"" Richard Bourne; 24. ""Urgent Conversations"" Earl C. Dudley, Jr.; 25. ""Virginia Confronts 'A Statesmanlike Decision'"" David Miller; 26. ""Brown as Catalyst"" Blake Morant; Washington, D.C.; 27. ""Equality and Sorority During the Decade After Brown"" Taunya Lovell Banks; 28. ""An Autobiographical Fragment: What Are You Doing Here"" Louis Michael Seidman; III. De Facto States; California; 29. ""Brown's Ambiguous Legacy"" Alex M. Johnson, Jr.; 30. ""Public Education in Los Angeles: Past and Present"" Paul Marcus; Illinois; 31. ""The Discrete and Insular Majority"" Craig Bradley; 32. ""Princess in the Tower"" Elaine Shoben; Kansas; 33. ""Shades of Brown"" Charles Marvin; Massachusetts; 34. ""Brown Comes to Boston: A Courtside View"" Terry Jean Seligmann; Missouri; 35. ""Checkerboard Segregation in the 1950s"" Larry I. Palmer; New Jersey; 36. ""With One Hand Waving Free"" Michael Perlin; New York; 37. ""Segregation in South Jamaica"" Anthony R. Baldwin; Ohio; 38. ""Brown Goes North"" Michael H. Hoffheimer; Washington; 39. ""The Virtues of Public Education"" Susan L. Delarnatt; Wisconsin; 40. ""Entering Another's Circle"" Kathryn R. Urbonya; APPENDIX I. The Contributors; APPENDIX II. Description of the Project.

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Mildred Wigfall Robinson was in the fourth grade in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, when Brown v. Board was decided. She received her elementary and secondary education in the state's schools, which remained segregated, then graduated from Fisk University. She is Henry L. & Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor, University of Virginia School of Law. Richard J. Bonnie was in the eighth grade in Norfolk, Virginia, when the public schools were closed to resist the Supreme Court's decision in Brown. He is Harrison Foundation Professor of Medicine and Law, Hunton & Williams Research Professor, and Director, Institute of Law, Psychiatry & Public Policy at the University of Virginia.


Selected as an "Outstanding" University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries. 2010 AAUP Bibliography These are deeply moving personal perspectives on the civil rights era, revealing in vivid detail how children across the nation lived out the dilemmas of race in their families, schools, and neighborhoods. --Kip Kosek, American Studies, George Washington University ...everyone should read this fascinating anthology. --Kansas History

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