Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Making the Unequal MetropolisSchool Desegregation and Its Limits$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ansley T. Erickson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226025254

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226025391.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 24 September 2021

Busing Renegotiated

Busing Renegotiated

Chapter:
(p.244) Chapter Eight Busing Renegotiated
Source:
Making the Unequal Metropolis
Author(s):

Ansley T. Erickson

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226025391.003.0009

After a decade of busing for desegregation, Nashville residents, educators, and advocates disagreed about what their city had experienced and what it meant. The school board majority saw declines in white enrollment as the chief threat and compliance with court-ordered statistical desegregation the prime goal. Avon N. Williams, Jr. and colleagues wanted to revise desegregation via busing to value black communities, schools, and the experiences of students. A new coalition of black and white community advocates wanted to redesign busing and prioritize school-community ties. After five years of intensive litigation and public discussion, a new court-ordered plan took effect, incorporating Nashville’s outlying suburbs for the first time and producing levels of statistical desegregation throughout the county well beyond that achieved in most districts nationally. The 1983 desegregation plan expanded busing, but the process of its creation surfaced basic critiques that foreshadowed coming arguments to end desegregation.

Keywords:   desegregation, busing, inequality, space, Avon N. Williams, Jr., Judge Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr., NAACP Legal Defense Fund, community

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.