The Milford Eleven:
integration fears robbed hope from eleven black students
by Orlando J. Camp and Ed Kee
The journey for the Milford Eleven was through one of the ugliest periods in Delaware history and it changed their lives forever.
This is a compelling story about how racism in a small town changed the lives of eleven black students.
This is a story about racism and how racism eliminated possibilities and destroyed dreams.
This is the story of those students thrust into integration, a town afraid of change, and the legacy of these two opposing groups.
This small town could have made history; it could have been a leader in the integration of schools in Delaware and the nation.
But it failed to try and failed eleven young adults.
The promises of the Supreme Court under its ruling of Brown v Board of Education were never kept.
On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States outlawed segregation in public schools. This decision was momentous; it meant the end of a system that was unjust and degraded blacks.
For these students it meant they had a chance to get an equal education in the public schools of Delaware, but it was not meant to be.2011, soft cover, 6” x 9”, black and white (16 pages in full color), 216 pages
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