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By David S. Cecelski

David Cecelski chronicles essentially the most sustained and winning protests of the civil rights movement--the 1968-69 college boycott in Hyde County, North Carolina. for a whole yr, the county's black electorate refused to ship their kids to varsity in protest of a desegregation plan that required ultimate traditionally black faculties of their distant coastal neighborhood. mom and dad and scholars held nonviolent protests day-by-day for 5 months, marched two times at the kingdom capitol in Raleigh, and drove the Ku Klux Klan out of the county in a huge gunfight.

The threatened last of Hyde County's black colleges collided with a wealthy and colourful academic historical past that had helped to maintain the black group because Reconstruction. As different southern university forums typically closed black faculties and displaced their academic leaders, Hyde County blacks started to worry that college desegregation was once undermining--rather than enhancing--this legacy. This ebook, then, is the tale of 1 county's outstanding fight for civil rights, yet while it explores the struggle for civil rights in all of japanese North Carolina and the dismantling of black schooling during the South.

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