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desegregation:

see integrationintegration,
in U.S. history, the goal of an organized movement to break down the barriers of discrimination and segregation separating African Americans from the rest of American society.
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The department wants information to make sure federal desegregation orders are followed.
1/2[cedilla] LDF attorney Damon Hewitt, Director of LDF's Education Practice Group, added, "Today's opinion should send a clear message to school districts throughout the country that compliance with desegregation orders is not optional.
If the Court strikes down these programs, conservatives will have finally achieved a goal that they have been arguing for since the Brown desegregation case of 1954--that segregation should be outlawed, but that integration should be left as a completely voluntary individual choice," he said.
Deeply resenting civil-rights activism that resulted in the court-mandated desegregation of "their" public recreation facilities, schools, and transportation system, for example, white Atlantans in large numbers abandoned these services, not only by ceding them to blacks, but also by refusing to support them with their tax dollars and turning to their own white-only private institutions.
There is no suggestion here that desegregation was violence and disorder free; the history of public school desegregation was anything but calm (Kluger, 1976).
His feast day would be set for May 17, the anniversary of the landmark 1954 school desegregation ruling Brown v.
Polikoff feared that the Supreme Court would follow its ruling in the school desegregation case of Milliken v.
Two final articles by Blake Killingsworth and David Rowe explore the topics of Texas Baptists and school desegregation and developments in Southern Baptist stewardship.
Resistance to public school desegregation in this country was often contentious, and sometimes violent.
From the time he clerked for Jackson, Rehnquist was a foe of school desegregation.
Many of the landmark cases mentioned in the letter concern profound matters of policy on abortion, privacy, civil rights, school desegregation, and due process.
The desegregation of Southern schools following the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown decision was one of the more important innovations in U.