Desegregation

Autherine Lucy became the first Black student to desegregate the University of Alabama on this day in 1956 despite violent threats from rioting white mobs. Lucy, who was ultimately expelled from the school on a weak technicality, re-entered the school in the ’80’s and completed her master’s degree. Autherine Juanita Lucy was born October 5, […]

A judge dismisses a case from a St. Louis mother who says her school district's desegregation plan is racially discriminatory. Her legal team expects to take its fight to the Supreme Court.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas cannot cut off millions of dollars in funding for desegregation programs in Little Rock-area school districts until the state asks a federal judge for permission to do so, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Will Obama’s Second Term Be A Nightmare? The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]