Outstanding Book Award, National Conference of Black Political Scientists

A Matter of Black and White is the personal story of an Oklahoma woman whose fight to gain an education formed a crucial episode in the civil rights movement. Born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, of parents only one generation removed from slavery, Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher became the plaintiff in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that laid the foundation for the eventual desegregation of schools (and much else) in America.

A Matter of Black and White resounds with almost universal human themes-childhood, school, friends, colleagues, community, and a love that lasted a lifetime.


About The Author

Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher was an attorney and educator. She was Professor and Chair of Social Sciences at Langston University, held several administrative posts at the Langston University Urban Center in Oklahoma City, and was a Regent of the University of Oklahoma.

Book Information
20 b&w illus.
228 Pages
Paperback 978-0-8061-6482-3
Hardcover 978-0-8061-2819-1
Published September 2019
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