Linda Brown was a third-grader who was barred from attending an all-white school in her neighborhood. Her father, Oliver, filed a lawsuit that would become the basis of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case, which led to the desegregation of schools. Brown died in Topeka, Kan., on Sunday. She was…
LeRoy Frasier, a trailblazing pioneer who, along with his brother and another high school student, was among the first African-American undergraduate students to challenge segregation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has died at the age of 80.
This week a federal judge ruled in favor of Maryland’s historically black colleges and universities in a decadeslong legal battle over disparities in higher education in the state.
As surely as the sun rises in the day,
white people stay wilding. This time, a cartoonist is drawing fire after publishing a cartoon that compares Donald Trump’s secretary of education, Besty DeVos, and the first black child to attend an all-white school in the South, the iconic Ruby Bridges.
When Donald Trump talks about the “good old days” of how protesters were treated, he jokes about them being taken out on stretchers or being ripped out of their seats. But there’s nothing funny about how civil rights protesters were violated in the 1960s as they fought to end Jim Crow in the South.