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desegregation:

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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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Indeed, he proved to be prescient, as schools across the South soon began to close rather than desegregate. One of the most notorious examples, Prince Edward County, Va., which closed for five years, was the subject of a May 1964 Kappan article ("A study in infamy: Prince Edward County, Virginia," by Rupert Picott and Edward Peeples, Jr.).
Ahmad's voice was upbeat, but whether Trump's Justice Department will enforce Obama-era efforts to desegregate schools is uncertain.
(36) Judge Wright enjoined the Governor and the entire legislature, directing the Orleans Parish School Board to proceed to desegregate regardless of the actions of state officials.
After the Ku Klux Klan bombed his home on Christmas in 1956 in retaliation for his efforts to desegregate Birmingham's buses, he said, "God gave me a hard skull because he knew I lived in a hard town.''
The lawsuit also said that for 2013-2014, the state distributed vouchers to students in 22 districts that are required to desegregate, and the voucher program may conflict with that requirement.
He recalled being hired by Claude Philippe, who was trying to desegregate the hotel.
Conspiracy of Silence: Sportswriters and the Long Campaign to Desegregate Baseball.
But this book is personal, too--it is her memoir of being one of the two black students to desegregate the University of Georgia in 1961, when she and fellow student Hamilton Holmes were each just nineteen years old.
Board of Education case, parents weren't convinced that the Detroit school system was making a proper attempt to desegregate in the early 1970s.
She made special mention of her relationship with Jackie Ford, the other, younger, black student to desegregate Rivers High: