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Troublemakers: Students' Rights and Racial Justice in the Long 1960s

Kathryn Schumaker


This book examines the development of elementary and secondary students’ constitutional rights between 1964 and 1984 and its relationship to efforts to secure racial justice at school during the desegregation era. The first three chapters cover case studies that provide the local context for students’ rights litigation that originated in Mississippi; Denver, Colorado; and Columbus, Ohio. Each case study focuses on a particular area of students’ rights, such as free speech, equal protection, and due process, and provides an examination of how student protestrelated to civil rights and Chicano M ... More

Keywords: free speech, due process, equal protection, students’ rights, constitutional law, school discipline, desegregation, student protest, Chicano Movement, civil rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479875139
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479875139.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathryn Schumaker, author
University of Oklahoma