School Segregation Then and Now: Has Much Changed?

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  • School Segregation Then and Now: Has Much Changed?
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Topeka, Kansas, Public Schools
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Edward County Public Schools, Virginia
  • New Orleans
  • University of Mississippi
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Seattle Public Schools

Boston Public Schools

Before Brown v. Board of EducationSarah Roberts, 5, was denied enrollment in a white school in Boston in 1848. The Massachusetts Supreme Court banned segregation in the state in 1855. In the 1970s, Black students in the city were forced to be bused to white areas and white students to Black neighborhoods. As of 2013, the district has ended busing. (Photo: Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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