Struggle for Equality: Landmark Court Cases

Struggle for Equality: Landmark Court Cases

by Stephen Currie


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Each volume in the Lucent Library of Black History examines an event or time period of particular significance in African American history. Every effort is made to place the events under discussion in context, so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the broad sweep of America's story. Each chapter contains sidebars that highlight relevant personalities and events. Numerous photos and illustrations help illuminate and support the text. Complete documentation of all quotes and annotated bibliographies enhance the value of these books as a research tool for students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420501223
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/11/2009
Series: Lucent Library of Black History Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Introduction: African Americans and the Courts 6

Chapter 1 The Dred Scott Decision 10

Chapter 2 Plessy v. Ferguson 25

Chapter 3 Brown v. Board of Education 41

Chapter 4 Voting Rights and Political Power 59

Chapter 5 Affirmative Action 74

Notes 91

For More Information 96

Index 99

Picture Credits 103

About the Author 104

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