x, 93 p. ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 77-87) and index.
Stranger than we thought : shifting perspectives on Jim Crow's career -- Down on Brown : revisionist critics amd the history that might have been -- Brown and belonging : African Americans and the recovery of southern black identity.
"The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling was a watershed event in the fight against racial segregation in the United States. The recent fiftieth anniversary of Brown prompted a surge of tributes: books, television and radio specials, conferences, and speeches. At the same time, says James C. Cobb, it revealed a growing trend of dismissiveness and negativity toward Brown and other accomplishments of the civil rights movement. Writing as both a lauded historian and a white southerner from the last generation to grow up under southern apartheid, Cobb responds to what he sees as distortions of Brown's legacy and their implied disservice to those whom it inspired and empowered."--Jacket.
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