Rachel Devlin will Present her New Hardcover ~ A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Rachel Devlin will Present her New Hardcover A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Rachel Devlin is an Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University.  She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A new history of School Desegregation in America, revealing how girls and women led the fight for interracial education.

The struggle to desegregate America's schools was a grassroots movement, and young women were its vanguard.  In the late 1940s, parents began to file desegregation lawsuits with their daughters, forcing Thurgood Marshall and other civil rights lawyers to take up the issue and bring it to the Supreme Court.  After the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, girls far outnumbered boys in volunteering to desegregate formerly all-white schools.

In A Girl Stands at the Door, Rachel Devlin, Historian tells the remarkable stories of these desegregation pioneers.  She also explains why black girls were seen, and saw themselves, as responsible for the difficult work of reaching across the color line in public schools.  Highlighting the extraordinary bravery of young black women, this bold revisionist account illuminates today's ongoing struggles for equality.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Event at The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Rachel Devlin will Present her New Hardcover A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools  and answer audience questions.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at www.KCLibrary.org/Signature-Events or Call the Library at 816-701-3407.  Rainy Day Books will have Rachel Devlin's Books for Sale at this Event, or you may Pre-Order for In-Store or At-Event Pick-Up through the link below.  Seating is General Admission.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover of A Girl Stands at the Door by Rachel Devlin.


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