school desegregation

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.

Cleveland, Mississippi's school board voted to appeal a court-ordered desegregation plan. The city has fought desegregation for more than five decades.

St. Louis Schools plan to draw down its long-running school desegregation program. Observers say the program achieved integration, but mixed academic results.

A federal court orders Cleveland, Mississippi to desegregate its secondary schools. The judge approved a Justice Department plan to consolidate the middle and high schools.

In case you missed it, last Saturday marked the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.  In that decision the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed school segregation. Across the country, people continue to reflect on the current state of educational opportunities for children of color.  CNN.com has the the story and photo gallery.  Read more: […]

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…