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Girl Stands at the Door : The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America’s Schools, Library

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A new history of school desegregation in America, revealing how girls and women led the fight for interracial education.

The struggle to desegregate America's schools was a grassroots movement, and young women were its vanguard. In the late 1940s, parents began to file desegregation lawsuits with their daughters, forcing Thurgood Marshall and other civil rights lawyers to take up the issue and bring it to the Supreme Court. After the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, girls far outnumbered boys in volunteering to desegregate formerly all-white schools.

In A Girl Stands at the Door, historian Rachel Devlin tells the remarkable stories of these desegregation pioneers. She also explains why black girls were seen, and saw themselves, as responsible for the difficult work of reaching across the color line in public schools. Highlighting the extraordinary bravery of young black women, this bold revisionist account illuminates today's ongoing struggles for equality.

Edition: Unabridged
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: United States, Women, African American
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Book theme: 20th Century
Author: Rachel Devlin
Language: English
Street Date: May 15, 2018
TCIN: 53740544
UPC: 9781549199554
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-2526
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