Date of Award
Master of Arts
Master of History
Problem: The problem of this study Is somewhat original as it attempts to give the inside story of a movement for racial betterment. The story of the Sweatt Case is not new; but there developed within the group who sought to manage his case, and within the Negroes of Texas who sought to influence public opinion, sharp differences of opinion which this writer feels might well serve as a life history of such movements among minority people. Purpose: It is the purpose of this study to trace the legal developments and internal developments of the Sweatt movement, from the time he filed suit to the judgment of the Court of Civil Appeals. Scope: From I945 to 1948—To the judgment of the Court of Civil Appeals--are dates that were selected because they first, represent the time when Sweatt was approached to make the case by the N. A. A. C. P. The last date may be said to have marked the triumph of the advanced position of the N. A. C. P. as the policy of the aggressive Negroes of Texas. Method and Sources: I have used principally the chronological method in the development of this study, with due attention to the topical where even the situation seemed to warrant.
G. R. Woolfolk
A. B. Mills
Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College
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Date of Digitization
John B Coleman Library
City of Publication
Westbrooks, J. M. (1953). The Sweatt Case: A Study In Minority Strategy In Texas. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/522