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Ebooks Just Another Southern Town : Mary Church Terrell's Fight for Racial Justice in the Nation's Capital PDF by Joan Quigley for free Category: Biography: General
The author of the book: Joan Quigley
Edition: Oxford University Press
Date of issue: 11 Feb 2016
EAN: 0199371512
ISBN: 9780199371518
Language: English
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 1.81 MB
City - Country: Oxford, United Kingdom

Full description of the book "Just Another Southern Town : Mary Church Terrell's Fight for Racial Justice in the Nation's Capital":

In January of 1950, Mary Church Terrell, an 86-year-old charter member of the NAACP, headed into Thompson's Restaurant, just a few blocks from the White House, and requested to be served. She and her companions were informed by the manager that they could not eat in his establishment, because they were "colored. " Terrell, a former suffragette and one of the country's first college-educated African American women, took the matter to court. Three years later, the Supreme Court vindicated her outrage: United States v. Thompson was decided in June 1953, invalidating the segregation of restaurants and cafes in the nation's PDF capital. In Just Another Southern Town, Joan Quigley recounts an untold chapter of the civil rights movement: an epic battle to topple segregation in Washington, the symbolic home of American democracy. At the book's heart is the formidable Mary Terrell and the test case she mounts seeking to enforce Reconstruction-era laws prohibiting segregation in D.C. restaurants. Through the prism of Terrell's story, Quigley reassesses Washington's relationship to civil rights history, bringing to life a pivotal fight for equality that erupted five years before Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a ePub Montgomery bus and a decade before the student sit-in movement rocked segregated lunch counters across the South. At a time when most civil rights scholarship begins with Brown v. Board of Education, Just Another Southern Town unearths the story of the nation's capital as an early flashpoint on race. A rich portrait of American politics and society in the mid-20th century, it interweaves Terrell's narrative with the courtroom drama of the case and the varied personalities of the justices who ultimately voted unanimously to prohibit segregated restaurants. Resonating with gestures of courage and indignation that radiate PDF from the capital's streets and sidewalks to its marble-clad seats of power, this work restores Mary Church Terrell and the case that launched a crusade to their rightful place in the pantheon of civil rights history.

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About the author Joan Quigley

Joan Quigley is a lawyer and journalist who lives in Washington, D.C. She is the author of The Day the Earth Caved In: An American Mining Tragedy.


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