Water Tossing Boulders

Water Tossing Boulders

How A Family of Chinese Immigrants Led the First Fight to Desegregate Schools in the Jim Crow South

Book - 2016
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On September 15, 1924, Martha Lum and her older sister Berda were barred from attending middle school in Rosedale, Mississippi. The girls were Chinese American and considered by the school to be (S2(Bcolored(S3(B; the school was for whites. This event would lead to the first US Supreme Court case to challenge the constitutionality of racial segregation in Southern public schools, thirty years before the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. In this case confronting the (S2(Bseparate but equal(S3 (Bdoctrine, the Lum family, along with an eccentric Mississippi lawyer, fought for the right to educate Chinese Americans in the white schools of the Jim Crow South.
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2016]
ISBN: 9780807033531
Branch Call Number: 344.730798 B45
Characteristics: xiii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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