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From Brown to Meredith – The Long Struggle for School Desegregation in Louisville, Kentucky, 1954-2007 - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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From Brown to Meredith: The Long Struggle for School Desegregation in Louisville, Kentucky, 1954-2007

Tracy E. K'Meyer

Abstract

When the Supreme Court overturned Louisville's local desegregation plan in 2007, the people of Jefferson County, Kentucky, faced the question of whether and how to maintain racial diversity in their schools. This debate came at a time when scholars, pundits, and much of the public had declared school integration a failed experiment rightfully abandoned. Using oral history narratives, newspaper accounts, and other documents, this book exposes the disappointments of desegregation, draws attention to those who struggled for over five decades to bring about equality and diversity, and highlights t ... More

Keywords: Supreme Court, Louisville, desegregation, Jefferson County, Kentucky, racial diversity, school integration, equality, busing reforms, Supreme Court decision

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781469607085
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469607092_KMeyer

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tracy E. K'Meyer, author