Podcast - Adrienne Berard - Water Tossing Boulders




Blake McVey talks with Adrienne Berard about her book WATER TOSSING BOULDERS:HOW A FAMILY OF CHINESE IMMIGRANTS LED THE FIRST FIGHT TO DESEGREGATE SCHOOLS IN THE JIM CROW SOUTH, which is now in paperback by Beacon Press. It's the true story of the Chinese-American Lum family who fought for the rights of their daughters to attend whites-only public schools in 1920s Mississippi. Their case made it all the way to the Supreme Court thirty years before the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case.