Brown v. Board of Education - Chapter 5: Southern Whites Fight Back Summary & Analysis

James T. Patterson
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Shortly after the Brown II ruling, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy from Chicago, was murdered by white men in retaliation for allegedly flirting with a white woman. The two men were tried and found not guilty by an all white male jury. The tragic death of the young boy caused a surge in black and liberal activism. There was unbending non-compliance from intransigent whites, especially in the Deep South.

After years of fighting to be accepted, Autherine Lucy was finally admitted into the University of Alabama as a graduate student. She was literally run off campus. Dorothy Counts was admitted into an all-white high school in Charlotte, NC. On the way home from her first day at school other student threw sticks and rocks at her and spat on her. Six-year-old Ruby Bridges was escorted to school by U...

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