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Greater than Equal: African American Struggles for Schools and Citizenship in North Carolina, 1919-1965

Sarah Caroline Thuesen

Abstract

During the half century preceding widespread school integration, black North Carolinians engaged in a dramatic struggle for equal educational opportunity as segregated schooling flourished. Drawing on archival records and oral histories, this book gives voice to students, parents, teachers, school officials, and civic leaders to reconstruct this high-stakes drama. It explores how African Americans pressed for equality in curricula, higher education, teacher salaries, and school facilities; how white officials co-opted equalization as a means of forestalling integration; and, finally, how black ... More

Keywords: school integration, black North Carolinians, segregated schooling, African Americans, higher education, teacher salaries, school facilities, black activism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780807839300
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469609706_Thuesen

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Caroline Thuesen, author