St. Louis School Desegregation

Patterns of Progress and Peril

  • Hope C. Rias

Part of the Historical Studies in Education book series (HSE)

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About this book


This book examines the history of the school desegregation movement in St. Louis, Missouri. Underlining the 2014 killing of Michael Brown as a catalyst for re-examination of school desegregation, Rias delves into the connection between contemporary school segregation and social justice, probing the ways that “soft racism”—a term the author uses to describe the non-violent, yet equally harmful, types of protests that opponents of desegregation utilized—has permeated St. Louis since the days of Brown v. Board of Education. The chapters feature the voices of those who were central to the desegregation fight in St. Louis, showing how the devastating effects of school segregation and soft racism linger today.


Liddell v. Board of Education school desegregation Michael Brown St. Louis African American Education School History

Authors and affiliations

  • Hope C. Rias
    • 1
  1. 1.Bridgewater CollegeBridgewater, VAUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-04247-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-04248-6
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