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Desegregation and the Law


reviewed by David Fellman 1958

coverTitle: Desegregation and the Law
Author(s): Albert P Blaustein, Clarence Clyde Ferguson, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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By any calculation May 17, 1954, when segregation in the public schools was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, was a fateful day in the history of the United States. It was surpassingly important in many ways—for the Court, for education, for the course of American government and politics, for racial relations, and indeed for our international relations as well. It cannot be gainsaid that the decision in Brown V. Board of Education grew out of America's most serious social problem, the problem of extending to the Negro population—and one American in ten is a Negro—full democratic citizenship. The storm kicked up by this decision has rarely been equaled in our history. Perhaps roughly comparable was the furore created by Chief Justice Taney's opinion in the Dred Scott case, which also dealt with the status of the American Negro. The Court's ruling against the constitutionality of the federal income tax in... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 59 Number 8, 1958, p. 481-481
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4462, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 12:20:14 PM

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