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Florida public schools’ integration and busing

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dc.contributor.advisor Denning, Robert
dc.contributor.author Jensen, Alicia
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-11T14:23:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-11T14:23:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10474/3189
dc.description.abstract Drawing on primary sources from the Florida Archives in Tallahassee Florida and other secondary sources, this thesis examines the integration of schools as well as the busing crisis in Florida. Specifically, this thesis provides explanation of court rulings like Brown v Board of Education as well as governmental leaders like Claude Kirk who influenced the actions in Florida in terms of desegregation. Brown v Board of Education did not issue an end date for desegregating schools but rather left the decision to lower courts. Schools in Florida took their time desegregating because there was no rush in the process. In the early 1970s lower courts implemented plans to desegregate Florida school districts by using busing as a technique. Busing would be a way to ensure that schools would have mixed races by sending students to schools outside of their communities. Governor Claude Kirk fought the implementation of busing in response to what his constituents wanted as well as his own personal beliefs. Unfortunately, Kirk took his steps against the courts too far by going head to head with the federal court system which eventually led to him losing the governor race for the 1971-1974 term. (Author abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Southern New Hampshire University en_US
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dc.rights Author retains all ownership rights. Further reproduction in violation of copyright is prohibited en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Southern New Hampshire University -- Theses (History) en_US
dc.subject.other history en_US
dc.subject.other American history en_US
dc.subject.other Kirk, Claude en_US
dc.subject.other desegregation en_US
dc.subject.other Florida (US) en_US
dc.subject.other schools en_US
dc.title Florida public schools’ integration and busing en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Jensen, A. (2017). Florida public schools’ integration and busing. Retrieved from http://academicarchive.snhu.edu en_US
dc.description.degree Master Arts en_US
dc.description.program History en_US
dc.description.school College of Online and Continuing Education en_US
dc.digSpecs PDF/A-1b en_US
dc.rightsHolder Jensen, Alicia


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