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BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE

1974 Boston and School Desegregation

  • Aired: 11/15/2016
  • 02:21
  • Rating: NR
The Supreme Court outlawed school segregation in 1954, yet two decades later, many children still attended segregated schools — because they lived in segregated neighborhoods. The reality was white neighborhoods were wealthier, with better-funded classrooms. Boston was one of many cities where schools were separate and deeply unequal. Watch Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise Nov. 15 & 22.
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In 1970s Boston, schools were separate and deeply unequal. Learn more Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.
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