Tag Archives: School Desegregation

Open Thread | Brown v Board was ‘accepted quickly’? In what world, WSJ?

The delusional Editorial Page of the WSJ is at it again. Brown v. Board was ‘ accepted quickly’? Absolutely not. Tell us the truth, Ms. Ifill Prince Edward’s County, VA closed the schools for five years rather than comply with … Continue reading

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Black History | The Norfolk 17 School Desegregation

On February 2, 1959, 17 African-American students entered six previously all-white middle and high schools in Norfolk, Virginia. These schools had been closed for five months as the result of Virginia’s massive resistance effort to avoid the desegregation mandated by … Continue reading

Posted in Black History, Civil Rights, discrimination, Education, History, Human Rights, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, News, Open Thread, Racism | Tagged , , , , | 42 Comments