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The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission : civil rights and states' rights

Author: Yasuhiro Katagiri
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1956, two years after the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously outlawed legally imposed racial segregation in public schools, Mississippi created the State Sovereignty Commission. This was the executive agency established "to protect the sovereignty of the State of Mississippi ... from encroachment thereon by the Federal Government." The code word encroachment implied the state's strong resolve to preserve and protect  Read more...
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Katagiri, Yasuhiro, 1960-
Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2001
(DLC) 2001026090
(OCoLC)46634366
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yasuhiro Katagiri
ISBN: 1417509481 9781417509485 9781604730326 1604730323 1283608383 9781283608381
OCLC Number: 55516683
Description: 1 online resource (xxxv, 348 pages)
Responsibility: Yasuhiro Katagiri.

Abstract:

In 1956, two years after the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously outlawed legally imposed racial segregation in public schools, Mississippi created the State Sovereignty Commission. This was the executive agency established "to protect the sovereignty of the State of Mississippi ... from encroachment thereon by the Federal Government." The code word encroachment implied the state's strong resolve to preserve and protect the racial status quo. In the nomenclature the formality of the word sovereignty supposedly lent dignity to the actions of the Commission. For all practical purposes the Sovereign.
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