Along Freedom Road

Along Freedom Road

Author: David S. Cecelski

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807860731

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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David Cecelski chronicles one of the most sustained and successful protests of the civil rights movement--the 1968-69 school boycott in Hyde County, North Carolina. For an entire year, the county's black citizens refused to send their children to school in protest of a desegregation plan that required closing two historically black schools in their remote coastal community. Parents and students held nonviolent protests daily for five months, marched twice on the state capitol in Raleigh, and drove the Ku Klux Klan out of the county in a massive gunfight. The threatened closing of Hyde County's black schools collided with a rich and vibrant educational heritage that had helped to sustain the black community since Reconstruction. As other southern school boards routinely closed black schools and displaced their educational leaders, Hyde County blacks began to fear that school desegregation was undermining--rather than enhancing--this legacy. This book, then, is the story of one county's extraordinary struggle for civil rights, but at the same time it explores the fight for civil rights in all of eastern North Carolina and the dismantling of black education throughout the South.
Along Freedom Road
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: David S. Cecelski
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-11-09 - Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

David Cecelski chronicles one of the most sustained and successful protests of the civil rights movement--the 1968-69 school boycott in Hyde County, North Carolina. For an entire year, the county's black citizens refused to send their children to school in protest of a desegregation plan that required closing two historically
More Than One Struggle
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Jack Dougherty
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-12-15 - Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

Traditional narratives of black educational history suggest that African Americans offered a unified voice concerning Brown v. Board of Education. Jack Dougherty counters this interpretation, demonstrating that black activists engaged in multiple, overlapping, and often conflicting strategies to advance the race by gaining greater control over schools. Dougherty tells the
Law and Society in the South
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: John W. Wertheimer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-14 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Law and Society in the South reconstructs eight pivotal legal disputes heard in North Carolina courts between the 1830s and the 1970s and examines some of the most controversial issues of southern history, including white supremacy and race relations, the teaching of evolution in public schools, and Prohibition. Finally, the
New Voyages to Carolina
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Larry E. Tise, Jeffrey J. Crow
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-14 - Publisher: UNC Press Books

New Voyages to Carolina offers a bold new approach for understanding and telling North Carolina's history. Recognizing the need for such a fresh approach and reflecting a generation of recent scholarship, eighteen distinguished authors have sculpted a broad, inclusive narrative of the state's evolution over more than four centuries. The
Sport and the Color Line
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Patrick B. Miller, David K. Wiggins
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-06-01 - Publisher: Routledge

The essays presented here examine the complexity of black American sports culture, from the organization of semi-pro baseball and athletic programs at historically black colleges and universities, to the careers of individual stars such as Jack.