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.
A Mississippi school district remains successfully integrated since the 1970s. Clinton, Mississippi has one school organized by grade level.
A Missouri school integration law prevents a Black student from attending his school. The third-grader's mother has launched a petition to change the law.
Some school districts are pursuing classroom racial diversity through socioeconomic integration strategy. Studies say diversity narrows the academic achievement gap.
Despite desegregation laws, White parents usually fight accepting poorer Black students from failing districts.