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    • A Girl Stands at the Door

    • The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools
    • By: Rachel Devlin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the late 1940s, parents began to file desegregation lawsuits with their daughters, forcing Thurgood Marshall and other civil rights lawyers to take up the issue. After the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, girls far outnumbered boys in volunteering to desegregate formerly all-white schools. In A Girl Stands at the Door, historian Rachel Devlin tells the remarkable stories of these desegregation pioneers. She also explains why black girls were seen, and saw themselves, as responsible for the difficult work of reaching across the color line in public schools. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clarifying our past, giving hope for our future

    • By Edward on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $29.65