SOURCE: The Conversation
by Ashley Farmer
"The Harlem 9’s fight serves as an important reminder that school desegregation protests were popular and successful in the North as well as in the South."
SOURCE: The Conversation
Once a Symbol of Desegregation, Ruby Bridges’ School now Reflects another Battle Engulfing Public Education
by Connie L. Schaffer, Martha Graham Viator and Meg White
The New Orleans school integrated by Ruby Bridges is now operated by a private charter school company, part of a trend that three education scholars say jeopardizes the survival of the entire system of public education in the United States.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
Two podcasts address controversial aspects of racial integration in schooling, looking at contemporary New York and Boston in the late 1960s and 1970s.
Daily images of police pushing back protesters with excessive force have also resulted in a surge of traumatic memories for some members of the Little Rock Nine.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Mary L. Dudziak
Concern that Orval Faubus's defiant stand for school segregation in Arkansas would sully America's reputation abroad pushed Dwight Eisenower to deploy the National Guard in the interest of both racial justice and American leadership. Calls to deploy the military today must consider this context.
SOURCE: Southern Poverty Law Center
The SPLC contends that school funding programs, including vouchers and charter schools, help to preserve and extend racial segregation in the South.
SOURCE: The Jurist
The decision in a suit brought by Detroit students against the state of Michigan referenced a number of historic cases and revives the question of whether inequality among school systems violates equal protection under the Constitution.
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