Recent Examples of desegregation from the Web
But once the moral urgency of the civil rights movement made desegregation inevitable, the coalition split apart.
In Mississippi, for example, the white population in the Holmes County school system dropped from 700 to 28 in year one of desegregation, and by the next year had dropped to zero.
The service resisted desegregation following World War II, opening aviation to women, and allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly.
In the months after the contamination went public, Boomer, whose own children are bused to South Windsor through a desegregation program, saw steady activity across the street and awaited an announcement on the school’s reopening.
There are not believed to be any plaques or monuments commemorating the desegregation of local public schools just a few years after the end of the Civil War.
Despite arrests, attacks and police brutality, the Birmingham campaign worked and desegregation was forced through.
On top of that, the United States Supreme Court had only recently ordered the desegregation of public schools, and the showdown in Little Rock, Arkansas, over the integration of the city’s Central High School would occur the following year.
In the 1960s, Southern hotels, lunch counters, restaurants and other businesses didn’t back desegregation until the cost of sit-ins, protests and bad publicity came to surpass any potential loss of white customers.
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