John M. Patterson, Segregationist Alabama Governor, Dies at 99

He welcomed the Klan and refused to integrate schools, forging a path that would be followed by Gov. George C. Wallace.

#alabama, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #deaths-obituaries, #john-m-patterson, #ku-klux-klan, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #segregation-and-desegregation, #wallace-george-c

0

Dealing With Our Segregated, Jim Crow Education System

The George Floyd case may represent a milestone of progress in criminal justice. But can we expand this recognition of unfairness and inequity to other spheres?

#black-people, #discrimination, #education, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #humphreys-county-miss, #internal-revenue-service, #segregation-and-desegregation, #supreme-court-us, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions

0

Only 8 Black Students Are Admitted to Stuyvesant High School

Once again, tiny numbers of Black and Latino students received offers to attend New York City’s elite public high schools.

#admissions-standards, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #education, #education-secondary, #new-york-city, #segregation-and-desegregation, #stuyvesant-high-school

0

Black Lives Are Shorter in Chicago. My Family’s History Shows Why.

How did a Promised Land to generations of Black families become a community of lost lives?

#black-people, #chicago-ill, #discrimination, #medicine-and-health, #poverty, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #segregation-and-desegregation

0

Winfred Rembert, 75, Dies; Turned Painful Memories Into Art

Decades after nearly being lynched in rural Georgia, he began recreating vivid scenes from his life by carving figures into leather.

#art, #black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #deaths-obituaries, #lynching, #race-and-ethnicity, #rembert-winfred, #segregation-and-desegregation

0

Kenneth C. Kelly, Champion of Desegregation in California, Dies at 94

When Mr. Kelly, an engineer, wasn’t designing ways to communicate with spacecraft, he was opening doors for Black families to move into the San Fernando Valley.

#black-people, #california, #deaths-obituaries, #engineering-and-engineers, #kelly-kenneth-c-1928-2021, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-fernando-valley-calif, #schulz-charles-m, #segregation-and-desegregation

0

‘Traveling Black,’ a Look at the Civil Rights Movement in Motion

Mia Bay’s history recounts how modes of transportation first seen as possible escapes from degradation and danger succumbed to the stubborn forces of segregation.

#bay-mia, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #segregation-and-desegregation, #transportation, #traveling-black-a-story-of-race-and-resistance-book, #united-states

0

Kim Janey Becomes Boston’s First Black Mayor

At 11, Kim Janey was bused into a neighborhood where Black students were pelted with rocks. As acting mayor, she hopes to help Boston step out of the shadow of that era.

#black-people, #boston-mass, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #elections-mayors, #janey-kim-1965, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation

0

Justice for the Negro Leagues Will Mean More Than Just Stats

Major League Baseball now wants to welcome Negro-leagues statistics into its record books — but the numbers are just a small part of what needs to be remembered.

#aaron-hank, #baseball, #baseball-hall-of-fame, #bell-cool-papa, #black-people, #frank-grant, #gibson-josh-1911-47, #leon-day, #major-league-baseball, #minor-leagues, #negro-league, #paige-satchel, #records-and-achievements, #segregation-and-desegregation, #statistics

0

Black Family Seeks Return of Its Beach Resort Land Near L.A.

Willa and Charles Bruce were among the first Black people to settle in Manhattan Beach, Calif., but the city shut down their resort in 1924. Now, the county is considering returning the land.

#beaches, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bruces-beach-manhattan-beach-calif, #california, #discrimination, #eminent-domain, #los-angeles-county-calif, #manhattan-beach-calif, #segregation-and-desegregation

0

Lawsuit Challenging N.Y.C. School Segregation Targets Gifted Programs

The sweeping complaint accuses New York City of maintaining a segregated school system and seeks to establish the right to an anti-racist education.

#admissions-standards, #crump-benjamin-l, #detroit-mich, #education-k-12, #equal-educational-opportunities, #porter-meisha-r, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #sidley-austin

0

Richard Carranza Will Resign as Leader of N.Y.C. School System

His departure, planned for mid-March, comes after repeated clashes with Mayor Bill de Blasio over desegregating the city’s schools.

#carranza-richard-a, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #gifted-students, #new-york-city, #segregation-and-desegregation

0

Overlooked No More: Jimmie McDaniel, Tennis Player Who Broke Barriers

More than 80 years ago he played what is believed to have been the first interracial tennis match, against Don Budge, the world champion. But he has become a forgotten footnote of the game’s storied past.

#american-tennis-association, #athletics-and-sports, #biographical-information, #black-people, #mcdaniel-jimmie-1916-90, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #tennis

0

New York Schools Are Segregated. Will the Next Mayor Change That?

By deferring decisions on desegregating schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio has pushed those choices onto his successor — and into the race to replace him.

#adams-eric-l, #de-blasio-bill, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #education-k-12, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #gifted-students, #mcguire-raymond-j, #morales-dianne, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation

0

Black, Deaf and Extremely Online

On TikTok and in virtual hangouts, a younger generation is sharing the origins and nuances of Black American Sign Language, a rich variation of ASL that scholars say has been overlooked for too long.

#black-people, #computers-and-the-internet, #deafness, #gallaudet-university, #language-and-languages, #nakia-smith, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #sign-language, #social-media

0

I Desegregated the University of Georgia. History Is Still in the Making.

The duty to remember our country’s history belongs to all Americans.

#black-people, #bridges-ruby, #brown-v-board-of-education-supreme-court-decision, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #georgia, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states, #university-of-georgia

0

William Winter, Reform-Minded Mississippi Governor, Dies at 97

In his single term, he fought to improve his state’s education system. He later threw himself into civil rights work.

#civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #deaths-obituaries, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #mississippi, #politics-and-government, #segregation-and-desegregation, #winter-william-f

0

N.Y.C. to Change Many Selective Schools to Address Segregation

The pandemic prompted the mayor’s most significant action yet on integration: a major shift in how hundreds of schools admit students.

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #beacon-school-manhattan-ny, #black-people, #de-blasio-bill, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #hispanic-americans, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #roosevelt-eleanor-high-school-manhattan-ny, #segregation-and-desegregation, #tests-and-examinations

0

Why Did Racial Progress Stall in America?

The answer may show us the path out of our fractured and polarized present.

#black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #reconstruction-era, #segregation-and-desegregation, #the-upswing-how-america-came-together-a-century-ago-and-how-we-can-do-it-again-book

0

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Ghosts of Segregation

Vestiges of racism and oppression, from bricked-over segregated entrances to the forgotten sites of racial violence, still permeate much of America’s built environment.

#civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #photography, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states

0

California Needs to Do More to Fight Environmental Racism

The state may be phasing out gas-powered cars, but it’s still legal to put an oil well right next to an elementary school.

#california, #environment, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #los-angeles-calif, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #segregation-and-desegregation

0

Lucille Bridges, Mother of Civil Rights Trailblazer, Dies at 86

In 1960, Ms. Bridges enrolled her daughter Ruby in an all-white school in New Orleans and escorted her there, breaking through segregation.

#black-people, #bridges-lucille-commadore-1934-2020, #bridges-ruby, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #deaths-obituaries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #education-k-12, #new-orleans-la, #segregation-and-desegregation

0

What the Tumultuous Year 1968 Can Teach Us About Today

The dangerous animosities of the past never went away, and have now re-emerged with new force.

#an-american-melodrama-book, #books-and-literature, #frady-marshall, #freedman-jill-1939, #george-wallace-american-populist-book, #goodwin-richard-n, #kerner-commission, #king-martin-luther-jr, #lesher-stephan, #meacham-jon, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #poor-peoples-campaign-coalition, #presidential-election-of-1968, #presidential-election-of-2020, #remembering-america-book, #resurrection-city-1968-book, #segregation-and-desegregation, #wallace-book, #where-do-we-go-from-here-chaos-or-community-book

0

My Brother Died and Reminded Me of These Life Lessons

I went home to celebrate Frederick’s glorious life and was forced to reflect on my own.

#black-people, #cemeteries, #death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #living-wills-and-health-care-proxies, #louisiana, #segregation-and-desegregation

0

Memories of Homecoming at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

At historically Black colleges and universities, homecoming is part family reunion and part revival. It’s canceled this year, so let’s celebrate here.

#colleges-and-universities, #fraternities-and-sororities, #howard-university, #prairie-view-am-university, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation

0

American Suburbs Are Tilting for Biden. But Not Milwaukee’s.

The predominantly white neighborhoods outside Wisconsin’s largest city, among the nation’s most racially segregated suburbs, could be a key part of President Trump’s narrowing path to re-election.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #milwaukee-wis, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #segregation-and-desegregation, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters, #whites, #wisconsin

0

DeVos Vows to Withhold Desegregation Aid to Schools Over Transgender Athletes

The Education Department has told Connecticut schools that desegregation grants will be cut off Oct. 1 if they continue to allow transgender students to choose the teams they compete on.

#athletics-and-sports, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #connecticut, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #hartford-conn, #interscholastic-athletics, #magnet-schools, #new-haven-conn, #segregation-and-desegregation, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j

0

How the Black Vote Became a Political Monolith

Why do a vast majority of Black Americans, despite our diverse politics, vote the same? Because our rights are always on the ballot.

#black-people, #conservatism-us-politics, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #segregation-and-desegregation, #voter-registration-and-requirements

0

How Trump Is Using Westchester to Stir Up Suburban Fears

In an appeal to racism among white voters, the president says that Democrats tried to ruin Westchester County, N.Y., through fair housing policies.

#affordable-housing, #discrimination, #presidential-election-of-2020, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #segregation-and-desegregation, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #westchester-county-ny

0

A Perk for N.Y.’s Richest Areas: First Dibs on Top Public Schools

New York City gives students a shot at nearly all high schools across the city — except for a handful of top schools in Manhattan.

#admissions-standards, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #roosevelt-eleanor-high-school-manhattan-ny, #segregation-and-desegregation

0

Jon Meacham on John Lewis, the Legend and the Man

Meacham’s “His Truth Is Marching On” tells the story of the young John Lewis up to the time he entered Congress.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #his-truth-is-marching-on-john-lewis-and-the-power-of-hope-book, #lewis-john-r, #meacham-jon, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #segregation-and-desegregation, #selma-ala, #student-nonviolent-coordinating-committee-sncc

0

How White Progressives Undermine School Integration

A robust body of research shows the benefits of integration. Why, then, is it so hard to achieve?

#black-people, #board-of-education-nyc, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #whites

0

What Historical Moment Is Leon Neyfakh Learning From Now?

The creators of “Slow Burn” have a new podcast.

#civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #education-k-12, #fiasco-radio-program, #neyfakh-leon, #podcasts, #segregation-and-desegregation, #slow-burn-radio-program

0

Tackling a Century-Old Mystery: Did My Grandmother Vote?

Had she, in the throes of segregation and suffrage, cast a hard-won vote? I needed to know.

#2020-suffrage, #bennett-college, #black-people, #brown-charlotte-hawkins, #greensboro-nc, #jones-martha-s, #jones-susie-w, #nineteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #segregation-and-desegregation, #st-louis-mo, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #womens-rights

0

For Black Suffragists, the Lens Was a Mighty Sword

Photographs of generations of Black suffragists offer invaluable documents about their thwarted and central roles in the history of women’s rights.

#2020-suffrage, #black-people, #discrimination, #fifteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #nineteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #photography, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #speeches-and-statements, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

0

Kamala Harris’s Undertold, Undersold Story

As a prosecutor she can make you tremble. But as a trailblazer can she make you cry?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #harris-kamala-d, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #women-and-girls

0

Black Like Kamala

Republican efforts to deny Senator Harris’s identity as an African-American and turn her into a noncitizen are destined to fail.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #dsouza-dinesh, #discrimination, #garvey-marcus-jr, #harris-kamala-d, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #slavery-historical, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us

0

The Black Lives Next Door

A new generation of activists is trying to figure out where to concentrate its efforts. Residential desegregation is the final frontier.

#affordable-housing, #bank-of-america-corporation, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #california, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #coldwell-banker, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #milpitas-calif, #national-assn-of-home-builders, #national-assn-of-realtors, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-mateo-calif, #segregation-and-desegregation

0

Elizabeth Warren’s Journey on Race Is a Preview of Her Party’s

From an all-white sorority in college to being among the most racially progressive white politicians on the national stage, her path could help the Biden campaign understand where many voters are today.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #fraternities-and-sororities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #warren-elizabeth

0

The Reading List Behind ‘Nice White Parents’

Everyone wants what’s best for their children’s education. But who gets to decide what’s best? The reporter behind our new podcast from Serial shares the books that helped her answer that question.

#brown-v-board-of-education-supreme-court-decision, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #parenting, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #whites

0

The Book of Statuses

A group of parents takes one big step together.

#archives-and-records, #brooklyn-nyc, #buses, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #whites

0

Trump Is Dog-Whistling. Are ‘Suburban Housewives’ Listening?

Or are they too busy organizing protests, posting links to bail funds and discussing antidotes for tear gas?

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #whites, #women-and-girls

0

The Latest in School Segregation: Private Pandemic ‘Pods’

If they become the norm, less privileged kids will suffer.

#atlanta-ga, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantines, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states, #whites

0

Jackie Robinson’s Inner Struggle

Books by an American icon tell the story of his battle against bigotry from the inside.

#baseball, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #brooklyn-dodgers, #i-never-had-it-made-an-authobiography-book, #jackie-robinson-my-own-story-book, #rickey-branch, #robinson-jackie, #segregation-and-desegregation

0

A Stadium at Iowa State Says His Name: Jack Trice

Iowa State is the only major college football team to have named its stadium after a Black man, a player named Jack Trice who died from injuries sustained in a game in 1923 and whose story resonates amid today’s social justice movement.

#black-people, #football, #football-college, #iowa-state-university, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #names-organizational, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #sports-injuries, #trice-jack-1902-23

0

Who Were the Freedom Riders?

Representative John Lewis was among the 13 original Freedom Riders, who encountered violence and resistance as they rode buses across the South, challenging the nation’s segregation laws.

#black-people, #buses, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #congress-of-racial-equality, #discrimination, #freedom-rides-1961, #lewis-john-r, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #student-nonviolent-coordinating-committee-sncc

0

Campaign Urges NASA to Rename the John C. Stennis Space Center

The center, in Mississippi, is named for a former senator who opposed civil rights legislation and the Supreme Court ruling that desegregated the nation’s public schools.

#black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #discrimination, #gulf-coast-us, #mississippi, #names-organizational, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #pomerantz-william-1980, #segregation-and-desegregation, #senate, #stennis-john-c, #virgin-orbit

0

What Woodrow Wilson Cost My Grandfather

My grandfather lost his prestigious job after President Wilson segregated the government.

#blacks, #colleges-and-universities, #davis-john-abraham-1862-1928, #discrimination, #princeton-university, #segregation-and-desegregation, #wilson-woodrow

0

Monmouth University to Remove Woodrow Wilson’s Name From Building

“Wilson was a controversial politician, and I think it has heightened awareness in 2020 about some of his racist policies,” said the president of the university, which is in New Jersey.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #monmouth-university, #names-organizational, #segregation-and-desegregation, #west-long-branch-n-j, #wilson-woodrow

0

Racism Can Be Defeated by a Revolution of the Heart

We can’t tinker around the edges. We need to dismantle systems.

#black-people, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #jefferson-thomas, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #slavery-historical, #tyson-timothy-b, #united-states, #west-cornel

0