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. The journey for the Milford Eleven was through one of the ugliest periods in Delaware history and it changed their lives forever.
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Career Journey of thirty years of management, leadership, sales and marketing with major corporations. Vice President of Sales and Marketing; I served as Economic Marketing Leader for the State of Delaware. Graduate of William Henry High School, Delaware County Community College and Temple University. United State Army Veteran voted outstanding soldier of the year by the 7th Army Europe in 1963. Married with three daughters and one son. I was involved in a compelling story about racism in the state of Delaware that changed the lives of eleven black students. My name is Orlando J. Camp, I was one of the eleven African American students who tried to attend Milford High School in the fall of 1954. My story describes my experiences as a Milford teenager caught up in the turmoil, fear, and confusion of the early stages of the integration era. We did not know how bad things where until we experience racism under the law.
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Book Description Cedar Tree Books, LTD., 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. second edition edition. 194 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.70 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1892142511