This book recounts the desegregation process in Gainesville. Gains, as well as losses, by African Americans are analyzed through artifacts and interviews with those who were involved. A thorough study of the history of Gainesville and Hall County Schools, particularly E.E. Butler High School, as a microcosm of the effects of African American school closings in the 1960s and 1970s, will lead to a greater understanding of the African American experience in the desegregation of American public schools.
Winfred E. Pitts is Assistant Professor, Middle and Secondary Education, Southeast Missouri State University.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Unequal from the Start Chapter 4 The Southern Way of Life Chapter 5 We Negroes Have Caught Enough Chapter 6 E.E. Butler High School Chapter 7 They Took Away Our Pride and Joy Chapter 8 Epilogue Chapter 9 Bibliography Chapter 10 Index