Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Segregation Shows Greater Increase Since Court Rule"

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Article "Segregation Shows Greater Increase Since Court Rule"

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This Collegian article discusses the results of the Supreme Court's ruling in 1954 in favor of public school desegregation. The article claimed that the trend was toward resegregation. Citing Washington as a "model city" for school integration in 1954, the article traced the growth of the black population and the white population's movement. Black students moved into white schools as white students moved out. In 1959, there were 64 schools in Washington that had 10 or fewer white students in comparison to 53 of these schools in 1953. Also, out of 165 public schools at the time, 96 percent were 90 percent or more black. This article used this data to point to greater segregation than when desegregation begun.

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Briggs, Ed. "Segregation Shows Greater Increases Since Court Rule." The Richmond Collegian XLVII, no. 12, (December 4, 1959): 2. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19591204.2.14&srpos=8&e=------195-en-20--1--txt-txIN

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1959-12-04

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Briggs, Ed, “Article "Segregation Shows Greater Increase Since Court Rule",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 30, 2020, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/310.