A Different Shade of Justice
Asian American Civil Rights in the South
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Subject: Social Science, History | University of North Carolina
Print ISBN: 9780000000000
eBook ISBN: 9781469633718
From the formation of Chinese and Japanese communities in the early twentieth century through Indian hotel owners' battles against business discrimination in the 1980s and '90s, Stephanie Hinnershitz shows how Asian Americans organized carefully constructed legal battles that often traveled to the state and federal supreme courts. Drawing from legislative and legal records as well as oral histories, memoirs, and newspapers, Hinnershitz describes a movement that ran alongside and at times intersected with the African American fight for justice, and she restores Asian Americans to the fraught legacy of civil rights in the South.