Posts tagged Millicent Brown
The Atlantic: The Forgotten Girls Who Led the School-Desegregation Movement

“…I think the resilience that these young women had is hard to imagine. One would think that it would have been a crippling experience, but they sensed from a very early age the weight and enormity of what they were doing. They came to understand the notion of sacrifice for social justice. The stamina that it took to survive was fed and reinforced by the magnitude of what they were accomplishing.”

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Smithsonian: The Defiant Ones

“Devlin, a Rutgers University historian, spent ten years tracking down and interviewing dozens of women who endured harassment and abuse to desegregate schools, whether or not their lawsuits prevailed […] Finding these girls, now women in their 60s, 70s and 80s, required some sleuthing.…Devlin’s chronicle […] promises to reignite public conversation and debate about racial disparities in public education.”

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