Today, integration is as much a part of America’s public school system as Friday night football and the senior prom. But the United States has not always opened the doors of its schools to all races. School integration occurred through the tireless efforts of countless men and women who took their ideals and dreams about America and what it represents and worked to make them not only the law of the land, but acceptable to the vast majority of citizens. Brown v. Board of Education: Integrating America's Schools is the story of one of the most important Supreme Court decisions of the 20th century. This book is an in-depth chronicle of the relentless legal campaign launched by the NAACP and a persistent black lawyer named Thurgood Marshall, and how it changed history forever.
Full-color photographs. Glossary. Sidebars. Chronology/Timeline. Further reading. Bibliography. Source notes. Index.
About the Author(s)
Series consulting editor and author Tim McNeese is an associate professor of history at York College in York, Nebraska, where he has taught for 15 years. Professor McNeese earned his Associate of Arts degree from York College, a B.A. in history and political science from Harding University, and an M.A. in history from Missouri State University. A prolific author, McNeese has published more than 100 books and educational materials for elementary, middle school, high school, and college readers over the past 20 years, on everything from Alexander Hamilton to the siege of Masada. His writing has earned him a citation in the library reference work Something About the Author. In 2005, his textbook Political Revolutions of the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries was published. Professor McNeese served as a consulting historian for the History Channel series Risk Takers, History Makers: John Wesley Powell and the Grand Canyon.