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The Resource 'Public order is even more important than the rights of Negroes' : race and recreation in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1927-1973, by Michael Worth Ervin

'Public order is even more important than the rights of Negroes' : race and recreation in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1927-1973, by Michael Worth Ervin

Label
'Public order is even more important than the rights of Negroes' : race and recreation in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1927-1973
Title
'Public order is even more important than the rights of Negroes'
Title remainder
race and recreation in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1927-1973
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Worth Ervin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In July 1960, Charlotte's Park and Recreation Commission enacted an official policy of desegregation in the city's parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, and recreation centers. This development, which resulted in the first integrated municipal swimming pool in the state of North Carolina, seemed to embody the progressive business-centric ethos of Charlotte's white elite. While token desegregation was lauded by commentators as evidence of Charlotte's progressive race relations, the reality was far more complex. During the majority of the twentieth century, the Commission utilized a series of putatively moderate methods to suppress black dissent and muffle white reaction in the city. Even after de jure segregation crumbled, de facto segregation remained largely intact. This form of exclusion was buttressed by discriminatory public policies that redistributed black tax dollars to white communities, spatial segregation that insulated middle-and upper-class white neighborhoods from African Americans, and police harassment that fractured militant Black Power organizations. The persistence of these factors disempowered black residents in distinctive ways, perpetuating poverty and insecurity. Although modes of white reaction in Charlotte were less vivid than massive resistance or the violence found in other southern locales, the effects of these seemingly banal policies were remarkably similar
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Ervin, Michael Worth
Degree
M.A.
Dewey number
975.6042
Dissertation year
2015
Granting institution
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • ProQuest (Firm)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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  • Charlotte Park and Recreation Commission
  • Parks
  • Social integration
  • Charlotte (N.C.)
Label
'Public order is even more important than the rights of Negroes' : race and recreation in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1927-1973, by Michael Worth Ervin
Link
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&res_dat=xri:pqm&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:1598138
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Note
  • Available online via ProQuest
  • Advisor: Sonya Ramsey
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 186-196)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
vi, 196 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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System control number
  • on1049572986
  • (OCoLC)1049572986
  • 1856488
Label
'Public order is even more important than the rights of Negroes' : race and recreation in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1927-1973, by Michael Worth Ervin
Link
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&res_dat=xri:pqm&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:1598138
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Available online via ProQuest
  • Advisor: Sonya Ramsey
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 186-196)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
vi, 196 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • on1049572986
  • (OCoLC)1049572986
  • 1856488

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