The Resource We shall not be moved : the desegregation of the University of Georgia, Robert A. Pratt

We shall not be moved : the desegregation of the University of Georgia, Robert A. Pratt

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We shall not be moved : the desegregation of the University of Georgia
Title
We shall not be moved
Title remainder
the desegregation of the University of Georgia
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Pratt
Title variation
Triumphant story of Horace Ward, Charlayne Hunter, and Hamilton Holmes
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In September 1950, Horace Ward, an African American student from La Grange, Georgia, applied to law school at the University of Georgia. Despite his impressive academic record, Ward received a reply - in reality, a bribe - from one of the university's top officials offering him financial assistance if he would attend an out-to-state law school. Ward, outraged at the unfairness of the proposition and determined to end this unequal treatment, sued the state of Georgia with the help of the NAACP, becoming the first black student to challenge segregation at the University of Georgia."
  • "Beginning with Ward's unsuccessful application to the university and equally unsuccessful suit, Robert A. Pratt offers a rigorously researched account of the tumultuous events surrounding the desegregation of Georgia's flagship institution. Relying on archival materials and oral histories, Pratt debunks the myths encircling the landmark 1961 decision to accept black students into the university: namely the notion that the University of Georgia desegregated with very little violent opposition. Pratt shows that when Ward, by then a lawyer, helped litigate for the acceptance of Hamilton Earl Holmes and Charlayne Alberta Hunter, University of Georgia students, rather than outsiders, carefully planned riots to encourage the expulsion of Holmes and Hunter
  • Pratt also demonstrates how local political leaders throughout the state sympathized with - even aided and abetted - the student protestors."--BOOK JACKET
Title
We shall not be moved
Creator
Summary
Pratt (history, U. of Georgia) tells the story of a group of black lawyers and plaintiffs and their white allies who were determined to break down racial barriers at the University. At center stage is the life of Horace T. Ward, who applied to the University's law school in 1950, then sued when he was rejected. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Genre
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165845
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
378.758/18
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LD1986
LC item number
.P73 2002
Literary form
non fiction
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Triumphant story of Horace Ward, Charlayne Hunter, and Hamilton Holmes
We shall not be moved : the desegregation of the University of Georgia, Robert A. Pratt
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We shall not be moved : the desegregation of the University of Georgia, Robert A. Pratt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-197) and index
Contents
More than a matter of segregation -- "The color is black" -- "A qualified Negro" -- "Journey to the horizons" -- Tolerated, but not integrated -- "Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now" -- Burying unhappy ghosts
Control code
2144345
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 205 p.
Isbn
9780820327808
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001054841
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