- n. A specific period in United States history during which laws requiring racial segregation were struck down and the practice was deterred, beginning in the United States military during World War II and occurring in society in general from the mid-1950s.
“Desegregation shifted many Southern conservative Democrats into the Republican camp.”
“Stuart Buck explores the roots of this contentious phrase in “Acting White: The Ironic Legacy of Desegregation,” recently released by Yale University Press.”
“Desegregation was implemented mostly by white-controlled local school boards, who had no desire to uproot their own children and send them to a black school, particularly given that black schools were seen as inferior.”
“Desegregation required new laws, but reformers didn't stop with those important changes.”
“The tragic irony in the contrasting accounts is reinforced in Howell S. Baum's new book Brown in Baltimore: School Desegregation and the Limits of Liberalism.”
“Desegregation of the military, coming in 1948, almost two decades before the 1964 Civil Rights Act, was far more controversial -- Jim Crow segregation was in full force, and black veterans were being attacked for having the gall to believe that risking their lives for their country meant they were entitled to the same rights as everyone else.”
“The Truman Library offers a comprehensive overview of the 1948 Desegregation decision.”
“Desegregation being the first example to come to mind.”
“Desegregation meant freedom to shop and living anywhere, so many blacks left Hobson City behind.”
“Desegregation from the 1950s through the late 1980s "has receded to levels not seen in three decades.”
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