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Remembering Brown at fifty : the University of Illinois commemorates Brown v. Board of Education

Author: Orville Vernon Burton; David O'Brien
Publisher: Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addresses the significance of the Brown decision in the contributors' lives or work in education and civil rights.

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Genre/Form: History
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Oliver Brown; Oliver Brown
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Orville Vernon Burton; David O'Brien
ISBN: 9780252034770 0252034775 9780252076657 0252076656
OCLC Number: 317462409
Description: [xi], 435 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), photographs (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The Briggs v. Elliott legacy : black culture, consciousness, and community before Brown, 1930-1954 / Darlene Clark Hine --
Getting around Brown : the social warrant of the new racism / George Lipsitz --
From Brown to Grutter : the diverse beneficiaries of Brown v. Board of Education / Margaret L. Andersen --
Beyond school desegregation : the impact of Brown / Laughlin McDonald --
"A mind is a terrible thing to waste" : the advertising council, the United Negro College Fund, and educational access for African Americans / Jason Chambers --
Success and failure : how systemic racism trumped the Brown v. Board of Education decision / Joe R. Feagin and Bernice McNair Barnett --
From racial liberalism to racial literacy : Brown v. Board of Education and the interest-divergence dilemma / Lani Guinier --
Briggs : South Carolina's bold step that led to Brown / Joseph A. De Laine Jr. --
About integration : in memory of the Reverend J.A. De Laine / Ophelia De Laine Gona --
My life and times with Thurgood Marshall / John Hope Franklin --
The intolerable burden / Constance Curry --
The freedom riders : two personal perspectives / James C. Onderdonk --
Looking back at the Freedom Riders / Ed Blankenheim --
The middle generation after Brown / Kal Alston --
Why colored faces in high places just won't do / Sekou Sundiata --
The chance project / John Jennings --
What was always there / Ralph Lemon. Art and integration : an interview with Carrie Mae Weems / Carrie Mae Weems and David O'Brien --
Social studies : eight artists address Brown / David O'Brien --
A legacy of firsts : African Americans in architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / Kathryn H. Anthony and Nicholas Watkins --
Reflections on the Brown commemoration from a Champaign native / Nathaniel C. Banks --
Reform in the black power era / Joy Ann Williamson Lott --
Lest we forget / Richard Herman --
Enforcing Brown in sundown towns / James W. Loewen --
Civil rights : now and then / Julian Bond --
Reflections on America's academic achievement gap : a fifty-year perspective / Freeman A. Hrabowski III --
Just because of the color of his skin : the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till / Christopher Benson --
Thurgood Marshall's vision / Juan Williams and Christopher Teal.
Responsibility: edited by Orville Vernon Burton and David O'Brien.

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