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Jim Crow’s children: the broken promise of the Brown decision 

Title: Jim Crow's children : the broken promise of the Brown decision Author: Peter Irons Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2004 Check it out! KF4155 .I75 2004 From the publisher: In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court sounded the death knell for school segregation with its decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. …

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Revisiting the Civil Rights movement through multicultural children’s books 

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day recently past, I thought it was quite fitting that I came upon two picture books, Freedom on the Menu: the Greensboro Sit-Ins by Carole Boston Weatherford (Call no. PZ7.W3535 Fr 2005) and Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles (Call no. PZ7.W6474 Fr 2001, both …

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The Delicate Balance 

When she appeared on our Evanston doorstep the morning my parents left for the West Coast, I thought we were in for big trouble: Keyes was as wide as our refrigerator and wore gold-rimmed, granny glasses on the brim of her nose as black as molasses. Like everyone else, we never knew her first name. …

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