Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

1974 Boston and School Desegregation

Clip: Season 1 | 2m 21s

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.

Aired: 11/15/16

Rating: NR

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