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Deferred Dreams, Defiant StrugglesCritical Perspectives on Blackness, Belonging, and Civil Rights$
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Violet Showers Johnson, Gundolf Graml, and Patricia Williams Lessane

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781786940339

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781786940339.001.0001

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Lowcountry, High Demands: The Struggle for Quality Education in Charleston, South Carolina

Lowcountry, High Demands: The Struggle for Quality Education in Charleston, South Carolina

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(p.154) 9 Lowcountry, High Demands: The Struggle for Quality Education in Charleston, South Carolina
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Deferred Dreams, Defiant Struggles
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Jon Hale

Clerc Cooper

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786940339.003.0009

Chapter documents the strategies employed by local governing officials to resist the implementation of a racially desegregated public school system in Charleston Country, South Carolina in the wake of the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling. It discusses the role of student-led activism in maintaining the momentum of the desegregationist movement, as well as recounts the often traumatic experiences of black children who were among the first to attended desegregated schools in Charleston County. The chapter also considers later battles for education reform in South Carolina and, as such, highlights the ongoing struggle to realise the promises of quality education throughout the state.

Keywords:   Charleston, Public education, Racial segregation, Desegregation, Brown v. Board of Education, Non-violent protest, Student activism

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