School Segregation Then and Now: Has Much Changed?

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

New Orleans

Ruby Bridges became the first Black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South in New Orleans in 1960. As of 2009, 78 percent of African-American students in the New Orleans metropolitan area attended non-white segregated schools and 99 percent of them were classified being high poverty. (Photos: Times-Picayune /Landov)

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