Date of Award

12-2009

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

First Advisor

Timothy J. Crimmins, Ph.D. - Chair

Second Advisor

Glenn T. Eskew, Ph.D.

Abstract

After fifty years of challenges to the color line in Montgomery, Alabama, the Metropolitan Statistical Area is more integrated now than it was in 1950. Through exploring the effects of Brown v. Board of Education, the bus boycott, school integration court cases, re-segregation of schools in city and suburban districts, and federal open-housing policies, the volatile transformation appears to shows how, after fifty years, Montgomery has moved from a segregated dual society to a partially integrated society in spite of the massive resistance to integration.

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