School desegregation

Cleveland, Mississippi's school board voted to appeal a court-ordered desegregation plan. The city has fought desegregation for more than five decades.

St. Louis Schools plan to draw down its long-running school desegregation program. Observers say the program achieved integration, but mixed academic results.

A federal court orders Cleveland, Mississippi to desegregate its secondary schools. The judge approved a Justice Department plan to consolidate the middle and high schools.

Despite desegregation laws, White parents usually fight accepting poorer Black students from failing districts.