Court Ruling Ends Era of School Desegregation

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This week, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that bans the use of race as a factor in assigning students to public schools. It is the end of an era. Since 1954, schools across the country have been under court orders to desegregate.

To mark this historic moment, we look back on the story of Richard McElrath. He was a young, black teacher in Charlotte, N.C., when the schools there desegregated.



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