Publication Date: July 25, 2002
In this compelling book, the authors put a human face on desegregation practices in the South. Focusing on an African American community in Alabama, they document not only the gains but also the significant losses experienced by students when their community school was closed and they were forced to attend a White desegregated school across town. This in-depth volume includes:
Vivian Gunn Morris is a Professor in the Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership at the University of Memphis. Curtis L. Morris is an Accountability Specialist with the Memphis City Schools System.
“Morris and Morris through their careful research have painted a picture of reality, the type of picture that educators, community leaders, and policymakers must see in order to give a proper assessment of what is going on and what should be done. This clear, straightforward presentation is as necessary as it is powerful.”;;
—From the Foreword, Asa G. Hilliard, III
"I found it difficult to put this book down. The Price They Paid is one of the few books that looks at changes in the desegregation of education from the point of view of those living the changes."
— Lucindia H. Chance, Dean, College Of Education, Georgia Southern University