At the Crossroads of Fear and Freedom: The Fight for Social by Robert L. Green

By Robert L. Green

Robert L. eco-friendly, a chum and colleague of Martin Luther King Jr., served as schooling director for King’s Southern Christian management convention in the course of a vital interval in Civil Rights historical past, and—as a specialist for plenty of of the nation’s greatest tuition districts—he maintains to struggle for social justice and academic fairness today.
This memoir relates formerly untold tales approximately significant Civil Rights campaigns that helped positioned an finish to balloting rights violations and Jim Crow schooling; explains how eco-friendly has helped city tuition districts enhance educational success degrees; and explains why this background may still tell our offerings as we try to reform and increase American schooling. Green’s quest started whilst he helped the Kennedy management unravel a catastrophic education-related deadlock and has persisted via his carrier as one of many members at an Obama management summit on a present educational crisis.
it's as a rule acknowledged that schooling is the hot Civil Rights battlefield. Green’s memoir, At the Crossroads of worry and Freedom: The struggle for Social and academic Justice, helps us remember that academic fairness has consistently been a principal goal of the Civil Rights movement.

 

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At the Crossroads of Fear and Freedom: The Fight for Social and Educational Justice

Robert L. eco-friendly, a chum and colleague of Martin Luther King Jr. , served as schooling director for King’s Southern Christian management convention in the course of an important interval in Civil Rights historical past, and—as a specialist for lots of of the nation’s greatest tuition districts—he keeps to struggle for social justice and academic fairness at the present time.

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These were formative but life-afffijirming years. I had met my future wife, Lettie Clement, a nursing student, in the fall of 1954. She was smart, petite, and attractive. She was the only woman I ever dated. We were married August 10, 1956. Eleven months later, we had our fijirst child, Vince, who is now an attorney in Lansing, Michigan. I also met people who would become lifelong friends during this period— among them, Willie Brown, who was also a San Francisco State student. At that time, Willie was a gregarious man who seemed to know everyone.

I had not seen dogs used against blacks in Virginia. However, on television news reports, I had seen them unleashed on Civil Rights activists in Alabama and Mississippi. At that time, I did not know that Mississippi would be my next southern destination. C H A P T ER T H R EE The March against Fear I was always glad to speak with Dr. Reginald T. W. Nichols, a long-time president of Piney Woods, a private black high school in Mississippi that has been a national leader in student achievement for more than one hundred years.

The NAACP took up their case after students agreed to seek an integrated school rather than improved conditions at their black school. The NAACP fijiled a lawsuit. In Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, a state court rejected the suit, ruling that the state of Virginia was in the process of equalizing black and white schools. S. Supreme Court. Subsequently, it was one of fijive cases incorporated into Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 case that overturned school segregation in the United States as inherently unequal.

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