The African American Community that Ended the Era of School Desegregation

Monday, February 04, 2013

Sarah Garland examines why school desegregation, despite its success in closing the achievement gap, was never embraced wholeheartedly in the black community as a remedy for racial inequality. In Divided We Fail: The Story of an African American Community that Ended the Era of School Desegregation Garland tells the stories of the families and individuals who fought for and against desegregation.


Sarah Garland

Comments [5]

Terrell from Manhattan

This diversity mantra is so tired.

Feb. 04 2013 02:00 PM
The Truth from Becky

White kids were "afraid to go to the bathroom"?? John really? FYI - Black kids were scared to go to schoolm period racist italians at FDR in Bensonhurt! Not all Blacks were behind this integration idea either.

Feb. 04 2013 01:44 PM
john from office

I experienced high school in the 70's, in Brooklyn Tech and Francis Lewis, just as they both were intergrated. The experience was not healthy, sorry it was a bad idea. White kids were afraid to go the the bathrooms. It was a shame.

Feb. 04 2013 01:40 PM

I currently live in Lexington KY. I'm from here originally and even when I was in high school in 1999 schools were still VERY segregated & continue to be that way. I also agree that families still tend to live in "Black or "White" neighborhoods. Louisville is much more progressive than Lexington and other areas but that is not the way it is in the rest of the state.

Feb. 04 2013 01:35 PM
Amy from Manhattan

1975?! Wow. "With all deliberate speed...."

Feb. 04 2013 01:31 PM

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