2021-10-16

Dawn of Desegregation: J. A. De Laine and Briggs V. Elliott

"At the forefront of a new era in American history, Briggs v. Elliott was one of the first five school segregation lawsuits argued consecutively before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1952. The resulting collective 1954 landmark decision, known as Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, struck down legalized segregation in American public schools. The genesis of Briggs was in 1947, when the black community of Clarendon County, South Carolina, took action against the abysmally poor educational services provided for their children. In a move that would define him as an early--although unsung--champion for civil rights justice, Joseph A. De Laine, a pastor and school principal, led his neighbors to challenge South Carolina's "separate but equal" practice of racialsegregation in public schools. Their lawsuit, Briggs, provided the impetus that led to Brown."


Book Details

Book Title: Dawn of Desegregation: J. A. De Laine and Briggs V. Elliott

Book Author: Ophelia De Laine Gona

Book Category: -

ISBN: 1611171407