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Busing Ended 20 Years Ago. Today Our Schools Are Segregated Once Again | TIME

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, TIME Accompanied by motorcycle-mounted police, school buses carrying African American students arrive at formerly all-white South Boston High School on September 12, 1974. In 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of busing as a mechanism to end racial segregation because black children were still attending segregated schools. White children had been riding school buses for decades, but the idea of using the same mechanism to desegregate public schools triggered violent protests, writes Gloria J. Browne-Marshall. Spencer Grant—Getty Images. Featured Image using, the transporting of public school children to end racial segregation, was thrust back into […]

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