Desegregation

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Autherine Lucy became the first Black student to desegregate the University of Alabama on this day in 1956 despite violent threats from rioting white mobs. Lucy, who was ultimately expelled from the school on a weak technicality, re-entered the school in the ’80’s and completed her master’s degree. Autherine Juanita Lucy was born October 5, […]

A judge dismisses a case from a St. Louis mother who says her school district's desegregation plan is racially discriminatory. Her legal team expects to take its fight to the Supreme Court.

An Alabama civil rights pioneer is laid to rest. Dr. Sonnie Hereford was determined to knock down the wall of school segregation.

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The Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision on May 17, 1954 by the U.S. Supreme Court set into motion the desegregation of public…

Sixty years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision, education inequalities still exist. What did we really achieve through integration and how do we…

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In 1966, Black players took part in the Men’s Division I NCAA Basketball Championship for the first time. Although the 1954 Brown vs. Board of…