Examples of desegregate in a Sentence
efforts to desegregate the town's buses
Eventually the city's schools desegregated.
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Among the earliest protests in the civil rights movement were the sit-ins in Greensboro, where young African-American activists were beaten and arrested for trying to desegregate lunch counters.
But the blast that killed Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Carol Denise McNair is simply the most well known in the campaign of racial terrorism against people working to desegregate the city.
In part, his anger was driven by the fact that his father, a laborer who once sued to desegregate the local school district in Arkansas, was nearly the victim of racial violence.
In GlenStar, the challenge to aldermanic prerogative has found the unlikeliest of crusaders—a luxury developer whose primary mission isn't to provide affordable housing or desegregate the city.
King’s bout hit in the midst of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s efforts to desegregate schools in Grenada County.
Civil Rights activist Ruby Bridges Hall was the first African American child to desegregate a school in the South, and was recently recognized with the Fannie Lou Hamer award from the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
In addition to desegregating Carnival by marching in Rex in 1967, the St. Aug band has performed for Pope John Paul II and eight U.S. presidents, and in several Super Bowls.
Woolworth’s in Alamo Plaza had become the first lunch counter in the South to desegregate in 1960.
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DESEGREGATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of desegregate for English Language Learners
: to end a policy that keeps people of different races apart : to end a policy of segregation
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