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The Resource We face the dawn : Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the legal team that dismantled Jim Crow, Margaret Edds

We face the dawn : Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the legal team that dismantled Jim Crow, Margaret Edds

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We face the dawn : Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the legal team that dismantled Jim Crow
Title
We face the dawn
Title remainder
Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the legal team that dismantled Jim Crow
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Margaret Edds
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Language
eng
Summary
The decisive victories in the fight for racial equality in America were not easily won, much less inevitable; they were achieved through carefully conceived strategy and the work of tireless individuals dedicated to this most urgent struggle. In We Face the Dawn, Margaret Edds tells the gripping story of how the South's most significant grassroots legal team challenged the barriers of racial segregation in mid-century America. Virginians Oliver Hill and Spottswood Robinson initiated and argued one of the five cases that combined into the landmark Brown v. Board of Education, but their influence extends far beyond that momentous ruling. They were part of a small brotherhood, headed by social-justice pioneer Thurgood Marshall and united largely through the Howard Law School, who conceived and executed the NAACP's assault on racial segregation in education, transportation, housing, and voting. Hill and Robinson's work served as a model for southern states and an essential underpinning for Brown. When the Virginia General Assembly retaliated with laws designed to disbar the two lawyers and discredit the NAACP, they defiantly carried the fight to the United States Supreme Court and won. At a time when numerous schools have resegregated and the prospects of many minority children appear bleak, Hill and Robinson's remarkably effective campaign against various forms of racial segregation can inspire a new generation to embrace educational opportunity as the birthright of every American child
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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NcU/DLC
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1947-
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Edds, Margaret
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Carter G. Woodson Institute series
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  • Hill, Oliver W
  • Robinson, Spottswood William
  • Segregation in education
  • School integration
  • Civil rights lawyers
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We face the dawn : Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the legal team that dismantled Jim Crow, Margaret Edds
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-380) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Gloucester County, 1948 -- Origins, 1907-1939. A world split by law and custom -- A first-class law school -- A gamble on Roanoke -- "The best student I ever taught" -- Incubation, 1939-1950. Breakthrough in Norfolk -- Storm clouds near and far -- Robinson at the helm -- Rising expectations -- "A man among men" -- Farewell to separate but equal -- Crucible, 1950-1963. Child crusade in Prince Edward County -- Segregation on trial -- Face-off at the Supreme Court -- Rocky road to a new day -- A fight to survive -- New directions -- Epilogue : 2016
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 391 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813940458
Lccn
2017026804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989862652
Label
We face the dawn : Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the legal team that dismantled Jim Crow, Margaret Edds
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-380) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Gloucester County, 1948 -- Origins, 1907-1939. A world split by law and custom -- A first-class law school -- A gamble on Roanoke -- "The best student I ever taught" -- Incubation, 1939-1950. Breakthrough in Norfolk -- Storm clouds near and far -- Robinson at the helm -- Rising expectations -- "A man among men" -- Farewell to separate but equal -- Crucible, 1950-1963. Child crusade in Prince Edward County -- Segregation on trial -- Face-off at the Supreme Court -- Rocky road to a new day -- A fight to survive -- New directions -- Epilogue : 2016
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 391 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813940458
Lccn
2017026804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989862652

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