A little dash of Deep Southern history

Last summer, I was at Auburn University at Montgomery doing some research in their online databases, when I came across this graphic in a now-defunct Black Power magazine. By the 1966-1967 school year, segregationist leaders in Deep Southern states were still using the lack of a concrete timetable in Brown v. Board as a loophole to further their segregationist goals, which ultimately proved futile. Putting the situation into a larger historical perspective, this graphic portrays why the slew of mid- to late-1960s federal civil rights legislation was necessary: to force change upon the ever-resistant Deep South.

Racial Progress in the South

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