The Best of Enemies - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Osha Gray Davidson
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Joe Becton, the newly appointed director of the Durham Human Rights Commission is a black man who knew that the stalemate in school desegregation battle needed a new approach. When Becton reached out to C.P., he was suspicious, as no black person had ever acted like they valued his opinion. C.P. was shocked when after telling Becton that white folks were not treated well in Durham, Becton agreed with him. This interaction between C.P. and Becton would lay the groundwork that would bring C.P. and Ann together as co-chairs of a steering committee that would oversee the integration of the Durham public schools.

Ever since the 1954 Brown vs. the Board of Education ruling from the Supreme Court, most school systems in the South had floundered in their desegregation attempts as the ruling did not spell our any punishment to school...

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