This one act locked Black students out of school in a county for 5 years

The Brown vs. Board of Education case ruled that racial segregation in public school was unconstitutional, but White residents in Prince Edward County, Virginia found their own way to defy the Supreme Court. CNN's Abby Phillip tells the story of the more than 1,500 Black students and their families who fought back in the latest episode of History Refocused. #CNN #News


    1. I don’t want my kids growing up in a jungle, a racial jungle. It’s like a powder keg that’s ready to explode. – Joe Biden, Segregationist 😒

  1. The school house that was the center point of Brown v Board of Education is a protected historical landmark in Topeka, Kansas. If one travels along.I-70 you will see a sign directing to the location of that landmark. People don’t realize, however that the Brown decision was very poorly written by the Court. Because the Brown ruling was so poorly written, the court had to return, at least three to clarify their position.

  2. Glad we moved past that. Now let’s work on segregation like black only schools and groups and if we don’t then allow all races to have their own schools and organizations by race like blacks enjoy

    1. Why is talking about history fanning the flames of racism? Should we never speak of anything historical again for fear of fanning the flames of racism?

  3. This is My Home State. I a Proud Virginian. My Grandmother go to This School. My Family Have a Lots of History in this School. In Darlington Heights Road we live in Road That a School inside a Wood. My Uncle Tell me a lots of Story about his Days in going school every morning Walking to school. at That Time my Uncle Said That we have No Car or Bus. I Tell You Everything about Story he tell me.

  4. Wouldn’t you rather report on Baltimore Maryland’s academic proficiency in the public school system, arithmetic was an interesting result.

  5. There’s not anything wrong with racial segregation….. We’re not all the same, and we shouldn’t interbreed

  6. In the seventies we were taught about this and all the protests. Maybe not every incident that took place but the fifties and sixties the hippie was born.

  7. Tax dollars for private schools should be against the law. Unfortunately, AZ pass state laws allowing public funds to pay for private schools. Our public schools are being decimated and rich parents effectively got a refund on the tuition they were already paying to their kids private school. The excuse is that poor students will be able to attend private schools as well. But, there is a limit to the number of students they will take and the private school can raise the tuition above the voucher amount. There’s no accountability for curriculum and use of taxpayer dollars by the private schools, either.

  8. Your story is very helpful to everyone. Thank you for sharing. There is still disparity in education for melanated people. By nature they are brilliant.

  9. It was horrible. But let’s remember one big thing, this station does give two dams about their viewers. Don’t be fooled.

    1. Over 9000 black americans shot other black americans dead this year. 450 of them were kids under the age of 10.
      How about having your heartbreak over that?
      P.S. Not one of them was shot by a cop or white supremacist.

    2. It’s even more heartbreaking when you look at the history of black citizens in Africa. Slavery still goes on to this day, disgusting…

  10. The Maryland State Department of Education recently released the 2022 state test results known as MCAP, Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program.

    Baltimore City’s math scores were the lowest in the state. Just 7% of third through eighth graders tested proficient in math, which means 93% could not do math at grade level.

    But that’s not all. WBFF combed through the scores at all 150 City Schools where the state math test was given. In 23 Baltimore City schools, there were zero students who tested proficient in math.

    It just sounds like these schools, now, have turned into essentially babysitters with no accountability,” said Patterson. “This is the future of our city. We’ve got to change this.”
    Among the list of 23 schools, there are 10 high schools, eight elementary schools, three middle/high schools and two elementary/middle schools.

    Exactly 2,000 students, in total, took the state math test at these schools. Not one could do math at grade level.

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