October 23, 1969 – Mississippi Ordered to Desegregate Schools [VIDEO]

0 Posted by - September 8, 2019 - CIVIL RIGHTS, Video

On October 23rd, 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the lack of school desegregation in Holmes County, Mississippi.

Fifteen years earlier in the “Brown v. Board of Education” decision, school boards across the country were ordered to draft desegregation plans. But in the South, many districts resisted. The court ruled against the school board, ordering desegregation in Mississippi schools.

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  • yab nikumkaih March 2, 2016 - 5:10 pm Reply

    segregation and apartheid is sin to human being and to God.

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