The effects of race on the principal's sources of power : a comparative study

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N. Freeman Jones (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Roland H. Nelson

Abstract: On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case of Brown vs. Board of Education that the doctrine of separate but equal schools for black and white students was unconstitutional. The Court also mandated that the states practicing this doctrine would have to formulate and execute plans to desegregate their schools with "all deliberate speed." The decision of the Court had divergent effects on the white and black citizens in southern and border states. In most white communities in the South, the decision was perceived as an infringement on state's rights. Many white citizens vowed to maintain separate "facilities for black and white students at any cost. Conversely, the 1954 decision of the Supreme Court was perceived by black Americans as the second Emancipation Proclamation. The level of expectations of black citizens throughout the United States was elevated by the Court's decision. To black Americans, declaring segregation in public schools unconstitutional was a step in the direction of full participation in the mainstream of the American way of life.

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Language: English
Date: 1980
School principals
Race relations in school management

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