Desegregation as a Cold War Imperative

@article{Dudziak1988DesegregationAA,
  title={Desegregation as a Cold War Imperative},
  author={Mary L. Dudziak},
  journal={Stanford Law Review},
  year={1988},
  volume={41},
  pages={61-120}
}
  • Mary L. Dudziak
  • Published 1 November 1988
  • Political Science
  • Stanford Law Review
At the height of the McCarthy era, when Congressional committees were exposing "communist infiltration" in many areas of American life, the Supreme Court was upholding loyalty oath requirements, and the executive branch was ferreting out alleged communists in government, the U.S. Attorney General filed a pro-civil rights brief in what would become one of the most celebrated civil rights cases in American history: Brown v. Board of Education. Although seemingly at odds with the restrictive… 
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