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The Dream Long Deferred: The Landmark Struggle for Desegregation in Charlotte, North Carolina

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The Dream Long Deferred tells the fifty-year story of the landmark struggle for the desegregation in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the present state of the city's public school system. Gaillard, who covered school integration for the Charlotte Observer, updates his earlier 1988 and 1999 editions of this work to examine the difficult circumstances of the present day.
Hardcover, 215 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by University of South Carolina Press (first published September 1988)
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So far I am really glad to be reading this book. (It has already made me cry a little a couple of times.) So many names and places are so familiar to me (Dorothy, Stephanie, and Jonathan Counts or Harding High which later was Irwin Elementary, for examples.)

Like Blood Done Signed My Name, I feel like it is more a book about white southern moderates than about southern African American folks fighting for racial justice, but I think that is what I like about it, white southern moderates are, of c
This was a really eye opening book for me to read since I grew up going to an inter-city magnet program in Charlotte in the 80's. It was amazing to see the big picture both before and after I was a student, and remember my small glimpses of this while I was going through the system. It was like finishing a jigsaw puzzle and standing back to admire it when I had started it 20 years ago only seeing 2 inches at a time. Well maybe not finishing the puzzle because the one disappointment for me was th ...more
Dean Brodhag
As a resident of Charlotte since 1981 whose two children went through the Charlotte public schools, it was a good historical perspective the history of charlote education. Highly recommended. Especially the latest 3rd? edition that contain 2 updates from the initial publication
Great read for any Education/Charlotte-Meck person
Very very interesting, but very dense.
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