Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Civil Rights in the Gateway to the SouthLouisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Tracy E. K'Meyer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125398

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125398.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use.date: 23 May 2022

The Busing Crisis

The Busing Crisis

(p.251) 8 The Busing Crisis
Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South

Tracy E. K’Meyer

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter discusses the busing crisis created by the antibusing movement which produced an outburst of prointegration and antiracist activity on the part of traditional civil rights leaders, African American parents, and faith-based and secular human relations advocates. It reports that in September 1975, court-ordered busing began bringing black and white students together on a large scale in the newly merged city and county system, white opponents of integration launched a school boycott and mass demonstrations, the latter devolving into vandalism and rioting that required the intervention of the National Guard and earned the city condemnation from the national press. It further reports that the local antibusing movement — the largest, most organized, and most vocal opposition seen during the civil rights era in Louisville — revealed the extent of resistance to further change in the racial status quo.

Keywords:   busing crisis, antibusing movement, prointegration, antiracist, civil rights leaders, court-ordered busing, school boycott, mass demonstrations, vandalism, rioting

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .