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By David S. Cecelski

David Cecelski chronicles some of the most sustained and profitable protests of the civil rights movement--the 1968-69 institution boycott in Hyde County, North Carolina. for a complete 12 months, the county's black voters refused to ship their little ones to college in protest of a desegregation plan that required last traditionally black colleges 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 big gunfight.

The threatened ultimate of Hyde County's black colleges collided with a wealthy and colourful academic history that had helped to maintain the black group given that Reconstruction. As different southern university forums mostly closed black colleges and displaced their academic leaders, Hyde County blacks started to worry that faculty desegregation used to be undermining--rather than enhancing--this legacy. This publication, then, is the tale of 1 county's amazing fight for civil rights, yet even as it explores the struggle for civil rights in all of jap North Carolina and the dismantling of black schooling during the South.

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