Desegregation of the New Orleans Parochial Schools
Manning, Diane T., Rogers, Perry, The Journal of Negro Education
The desegregation of the largest group of nonpublic schools, the parochial schools of the Roman Catholic Church, has received scant scholarly attention, partly due to a paucity of primary source material that could illuminate the private motivations of church leaders who were required neither to integrate their schools nor to share their thoughts. This paper examines the Church's struggle to reconcile its moral imperative to desegregate with temporal pressures to resist, as documented in the archives of the Catholic Council of Human Relations in New Orleans, home of the largest number of African American Catholics in the United States.
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Publication information: Article title: Desegregation of the New Orleans Parochial Schools. Contributors: Manning, Diane T. - Author, Rogers, Perry - Author. Journal title: The Journal of Negro Education. Volume: 71. Issue: 1/2 Publication date: Winter 2002. Page number: 31+. © Howard University Summer 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.