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By Jill Ogline Titus

whilst the U.S. superb courtroom passed down its selection in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, Prince Edward County, Virginia, domestic to at least one of the 5 circumstances mixed via the courtroom lower than Brown, abolished its public tuition approach instead of combine.

Jill Titus situates the predicament in Prince Edward County in the seismic adjustments introduced by means of Brown and Virginia's determination to withstand desegregation. whereas university districts around the South briefly closed a development the following or there to dam a selected desegregation order, in basic terms in Prince Edward did neighborhood specialists abandon public schooling entirely--and with each purpose of permanence. whilst the general public colleges eventually reopened after 5 years of struggle--under direct order of the ideally suited Court--county gurus hired each weapon of their arsenal to make sure that the newly reopened procedure remained segregated, impoverished, and academically substandard. Intertwining academic and kid's background with the historical past of the black freedom fight, Titus attracts on little-known archival resources and new interviews to bare the ways in which usual humans, black and white, battled, and proceed to conflict, over the function of public schooling within the United States.

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