Examples of desegregate in a Sentence
efforts to desegregate the town's buses
Eventually the city's schools desegregated.
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First came the 1978 NAACP lawsuit alleging systemic mistreatment of black students, which led a U.S. district judge in 1983 to sign a consent decree ordering the city to desegregate its schools.
Two years later, in 1954, a unanimous Supreme Court declared that the doctrine of separate but equal schools was, in fact, unequal and unconstitutional, setting off decades of efforts to desegregate the nation's classrooms.
By December of 1870, all legal efforts had been exhausted, and schools across much of the city were soon desegregated.
The 19th-century educator and organizer fought for better education for black students, led efforts to desegregate the city's street cars and pushed for equal voting rights – all before he was killed at age 32.
Founded in 1949 as the county’s only all-black high school, it was closed in 1965 after county schools were desegregated.
The Big Ten was already desegregated by 1966 and Kentucky didn’t recruit him until late in the process.
With narration by Jefferson Thomas, one of the nine students who desegregated Little Rock, the documentary highlights the accomplishments of the students who had gone on to pursue college degrees in fields like journalism, sociology, and education.
By the 1950s, a national effort to desegregate all Girl Scout troops began.
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