Download e-book for iPad: Charles H. Thompson: Policy Entrepreneur of the Civil Rights by Louis Ray

By Louis Ray

ISBN-10: 161147521X

ISBN-13: 9781611475210

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ISBN-13: 9781611477320

During a interval whilst African-American schooling used to be on the epicenter of the civil rights move, Thompson’s Journal documented the fast progress of academic discrimination within the South regardless of major raises in public university investment, delivering irrefutable facts that racially segregated public schooling was once inherently discriminatory, accordingly, unconstitutional. among 1932 and 1954, Thompson’s editorials supplied a nuanced, insider’s account of 1 of the main winning coverage examine ventures in American heritage: the move to overturn racial segregation as public coverage, chronicling the increase in the course of the melancholy, international conflict II and the postwar interval of a coverage group devoted to increasing human rights nationally and the world over. a super essayist, Thompson sought to shut the distance among America’s democratic precepts and its undemocratic practices by way of molding public opinion favorable to an important enlargement of civil rights between students, policymakers and the general public. a professional witness in different landmark greater schooling instances argued sooner than the U. S. ultimate court docket together with Sipuel (1948), Sweatt (1950) and McLaurin (1950), Thompson’s editorials supplied an educated, eyewitness account of African-American academics’ pivotal position within the NAACP litigation crusade culminating within the landmark Brown et al v. Board of schooling of Topeka et al (1954) desegregation ruling. because the first, full-length examine of Charles H. Thompson’s contributions to American schooling and the civil rights move, Derrick P. Aldridge has defined this research as a “widely anticipated,” and a beneficial addition to the literature.

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