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Driskell, Jay Winston Jr.
Schooling Jim CrowThe Fight for Atlanta's Booker T. Washington High School and the Roots of Black Protest Politics
In 1919 the NAACP organized a voting bloc powerful enough to compel the city of Atlanta to budget $1.5 million for the construction of schools for black students. This victory would have been remarkable in any era, but in the context of the Jim Crow South it was revolutionary. Schooling Jim Crow... More