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Common Courtesy: The Civil Rights Movement in Port Gibson, Claiborne County, Mississippi
Emilye Crosby, SUNY Research Foundation, College at Geneseo

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A Little Taste of Freedom: The Black Freedom Struggle in Claiborne County, Mississippi (Book)
Title: A Little Taste of Freedom: The Black Freedom Struggle in Claiborne County, Mississippi
Author: Crosby, Emilye J.
Year: 2005
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780807856383
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780807856383

White Privilege, Black Burden: Lost Opportunities and Deceptive Narratives in School Desegregation in Claiborne County, Mississippi (Article) [show prizes]
Title: White Privilege, Black Burden: Lost Opportunities and Deceptive Narratives in School Desegregation in Claiborne County, Mississippi
Author: Emilye Crosby
Abstract: Claiborne County, Mississippi, experienced a now-familiar trajectory in its history of school desegregation: from segregation, through a brief and limited period of integration, to white flight and the resegregation of the public schools. This article examines the history of school desegregation in Claiborne County through the lens of oral history interviews recorded in the 1990s when whites and blacks in this majority-black community were engaging in their first tentative interracial conversations since the civil rights movement. Oral histories conducted in this context document the persistence of white privilege, not only in the way it had limited educational opportunities for African Americans in the past, but also in the way it obscures white culpability for that history in the present and undermines contemporary possibilities for meaningful integration. The interviews also suggest lost opportunities, as they offer a glimpse of what might have been possible had whites stayed in the public schools.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://ohr.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/2/258.abstract?sid=8aa412ee-64e8-414f-9cac-f5285f1af81c
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Oral History Review (2012) 39 (2): 258-285
Publisher: Oral History Association


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