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

Topeka, Kansas, Public Schools

In 1951, Oliver Brown filed a lawsuit against Topeka, Kansas, school board for denying his child access to a white school. It became the class-action suit that led to the desegregation of schools around the country. Today, Topeka, Kansas, public schools are 19 percent African-American and 41 percent white.   (Photo: National Park Service)

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