The Politics of Principle: Richard Nixon and School Desegregation

@article{McAndrews1998ThePO,
  title={The Politics of Principle: Richard Nixon and School Desegregation},
  author={Lawrence J. McAndrews},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  year={1998},
  volume={83},
  pages={187 - 200}
}
In many ways Richard Nixon chose a terrible time to be President. He followed an Administration which comprehensively safeguarded civil rights and financed education. Through the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the Higher Education Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, the country's leaders finally responded to the public's demand for equality of opportunity in school and society. Yet by 1968 the leaders were… 

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