(see also Civil Rights Movement)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Back, Adina. "Still unequal: a 50th anniversary reflection on Brown vs. Board of Education," Radical History Review 90 (fall 04):63-69. Focus on school desegregation in New York City & on how the decision has been undone.
Theoharris, Jeanne F. "'We saved the city': Black struggles for educational equality in Boston, 1960-1976," Radical History Review 81 (fall 01):61-93.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Bell, Derrick (ed.) Shades of Brown: New Perspectives on School Desegregation (NY: Teachers College, 1980).
Buell, Emmett. School Desegregation & Defended Neighborhoods (Lexington MA: Lexington, 1982).
Clark, Kenneth B. Dark Ghetto: Dilemma of Social Power (Hanover NH: Wesleyan U., 1965).
Dentler, Robert & Marvin Scott. Schools on Trial: An Inside Account of the Boston Desegregation Case (Cambridge MA: ABT, 1981).
Formisano, Ronald. Boston Against Busing: Race, Class & Ethnicity in the 1960s & 1970s (Chapel Hill: U. of North Carolina, 1991).
Hillson, Jon. The Battle of Boston (NY: Pathfinder, 1977).
Kozol, Jonathan. Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts & Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools (Boston, 1967).
Lukas, Anthony. Common Ground (NY: Knopf, 1985).
Malloy, Ione. Southie Won't Go: A Teacher's Diary of the Desegregation of South Boston High School (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 1977).
Metcalf, George. From Little Rock to Boston (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1983).
Orfield, Gary; Susan E. Eaton & the Harvard Project on School Desegregation. Dismantling Desegregation: The Quiet Reversal of Brown vs. Board of Education (NY: New Press, 1996).
Pitts, Winfred E. A Victory of Sorts: Desegregation in a Southern Community (Lanham MD: University Press, 2003).
Sheehan, Brian. The Boston School Integration Dispute (NY: Columbia, 1984).
Taylor, Stephen. Desegregation in Boston & Buffalo: The Influence of Local Leaders (Albany: SUNY, 1998).
Teele, James. Evaluating School Busing: Case Study of Boston's Operation Exodus (NY: Praeger, 1973).
Weisbrot, Robert. Freedom Bound (NY: Norton, 1990).
Wilder, Craig. A Covenant with Color: Race & Social Power in Brooklyn (NY: Columbia, 2000).