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Greater than EqualAfrican American Struggles for Schools and Citizenship in North Carolina, 1919-1965$
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Sarah Caroline Thuesen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780807839300

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469609706_Thuesen

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How Can I Learn When I'm Cold?

How Can I Learn When I'm Cold?

A New Generation's Fight for School Facilities Equalization

(p.159) Chapter Five How Can I Learn When I'm Cold?
Greater than Equal

Sarah Caroline Thuesen

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter centers on the protests of the next generation i.e. men, women, and young people who resisted the NCTA's more discreet approach. This generation carried out a remarkable fight for school facilities equalization. The chapter looks at school conditions with respect to transportation, buildings, and furnishings during World War II. Furthermore, the chapter looks at the Lumberton's 1946 School Protest in which black students went on strike to protest against school conditions. This had been inspired by the local NAACP Youth Council. This protest uncovered the strategic differences within the local black community and between local civil rights and national leaders. The chapter also discusses the Brown v. Board of Education case.

Keywords:   NCTA, Lumberton, NAACP Youth Council, Brown, protest

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