The Resource A matter of Black and white : the autobiography of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, by Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher with Danney Goble ; foreword by Robert Henry

A matter of Black and white : the autobiography of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, by Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher with Danney Goble ; foreword by Robert Henry

Label
A matter of Black and white : the autobiography of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher
Title
A matter of Black and white
Title remainder
the autobiography of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher
Statement of responsibility
by Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher with Danney Goble ; foreword by Robert Henry
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A Matter of Black and White is the personal story of an Oklahoma woman whose fight to gain an education formed a crucial episode in the civil rights movement. Born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, of parents only one generation removed from slavery, Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher became the plaintiff in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that laid the foundation for the eventual desegregation of schools (and much else) in America."--BOOK JACKET. "When Oklahoma gained statehood in 1907, the first bill passed by the legislature called for the segregation of the state's public schools and universities. No one successfully challenged segregation until 1946, when Ada Lois Sipuel, a recent graduate of all-black Langston University, applied for admission to the all-white University of Oklahoma law school. Because Oklahoma had no segregated law school for blacks, she argued, the state's official policy of "separate but equal" education was illusory. Her simple act of applying to a white law school touched off a fire storm of controversy. At its center was a fierce legal battle waged by NAACP lawyers, including Thurgood Marshall."--BOOK JACKET. "Fisher's autobiography reflects much of the history of American blacks and whites and of their changing relationships through this century. It is also the history of family and community life in a small southern town during years of legal segregation, racial discrimination, and economic depression."--BOOK JACKET. "The people of this remarkable family and community did more than endure in trying times - they triumphed."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-1995
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fisher, Ada Lois Sipuel
Dewey number
  • 976.6/00496073/0092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.F46
LC item number
A3 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goble, Danney
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fisher, Ada Lois Sipuel
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Oklahoma
Label
A matter of Black and white : the autobiography of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, by Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher with Danney Goble ; foreword by Robert Henry
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 204 p.
Isbn
9780806128191
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95038775
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM33103475
  • CARL033103475
Label
A matter of Black and white : the autobiography of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, by Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher with Danney Goble ; foreword by Robert Henry
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 204 p.
Isbn
9780806128191
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95038775
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM33103475
  • CARL033103475

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