Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSE) in Secondary Education: General Social Studies 6-12
The subject of this thesis was "a result of the present school integration crisis" that was occurring at the time it was written in 1964. The paper examines rights granted in the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution, Supreme Court decisions regarding school integration, and the particular situation of school integration in Gadsden, Alabama. Analysis of integration cases prior to 1900, the Supreme Court's 1954 decision, the situation in Little Rock, Arkansas, integration of Alabama Schools, and integration issues in other parts of the US is included.