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First Amendment Library:
J. Robertshaw


After schools were ordered to be desegregated, an African American school teacher complained frequently to the principal that her students, who were still predominantly black, were not being provided fundamental resources as compared to other classes and schools. At the end of the year, she was told that her teaching contract would not be renewed because of her refusal to cooperate with the administration and her “antagonistic and hostile attitude” throughout the school year.