The Color of Their Skin: Education and Race in Richmond, Virginia, 1954-89
The first major study of school desegregation in a Virginia locality to appear in over twenty-five years, this book traces the evolution of the Richmond public schools from segregation to desegregation to resegregation over the decades following the Brown decision. The author explores the undercurrents of white opposition to the dismantling of the "separate but equal" system and analyzes the overall impact of the process on the life of the city. In doing so he has given us a portrait of a society moving, in some ways, backward in time. -- Back cover.