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Confounding Powers of Legalese

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Material Information

Title: Confounding Powers of Legalese Booker School Boycott, Diplomatic Doublespeak, and the Battle over Reciprocal School Desegregation in Sarasota, Florida
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Orr, Joshua
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Civil Rights
Sarasota
Newtown
Desegregation
Black History
Crunk
Florida History
Integration
Race Relations
Education
African American History
Flywash
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis project is an historical case study of public school desegregation in Sarasota, Florida in the period ranging from the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Topeka Board of Education ruling to the early 1970s, centered around the 1969 Newtown Citizens Committee boycott, in which over ninety percent of the county's black students boycotted the public school system. The thesis argues that the legendary boycott, credited in local mythology with almost single-handedly saving the future of the neighborhood's Booker High School, was ultimately manipulated and rendered weak by minor and strategically worded concessions from the Sarasota Board of Public Instruction, against which the boycott was directed. The thesis attempts to highlight circumstances and policies that provoke concerted acts of civil disobedience as a necessity, the obstacles preventing such action's effectiveness, and the potential ways to overcome them. Research is drawn from the archives of local newspapers, the Sarasota Board of that views the events of boycott and Sarasota desegregation in a broader contemporary, regional and national context.
Statement of Responsibility: by Joshua Orr
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Harvey, David

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 O7
System ID: NCFE003554:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003554/00001

Material Information

Title: Confounding Powers of Legalese Booker School Boycott, Diplomatic Doublespeak, and the Battle over Reciprocal School Desegregation in Sarasota, Florida
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Orr, Joshua
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Civil Rights
Sarasota
Newtown
Desegregation
Black History
Crunk
Florida History
Integration
Race Relations
Education
African American History
Flywash
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis project is an historical case study of public school desegregation in Sarasota, Florida in the period ranging from the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Topeka Board of Education ruling to the early 1970s, centered around the 1969 Newtown Citizens Committee boycott, in which over ninety percent of the county's black students boycotted the public school system. The thesis argues that the legendary boycott, credited in local mythology with almost single-handedly saving the future of the neighborhood's Booker High School, was ultimately manipulated and rendered weak by minor and strategically worded concessions from the Sarasota Board of Public Instruction, against which the boycott was directed. The thesis attempts to highlight circumstances and policies that provoke concerted acts of civil disobedience as a necessity, the obstacles preventing such action's effectiveness, and the potential ways to overcome them. Research is drawn from the archives of local newspapers, the Sarasota Board of that views the events of boycott and Sarasota desegregation in a broader contemporary, regional and national context.
Statement of Responsibility: by Joshua Orr
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Harvey, David

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 O7
System ID: NCFE003554:00001

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