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Did racial segregation improve the status of African Americans?
Does segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race, even though the physical facilities and other "tangible" factors may be equal, deprive the children of the minority group of equal educational opportunities?
What was life like for African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, after segregation on public buses was declared illegal? Was Rosa Parks's life different?
To what extent did the Supreme Court go beyond law to determine that segregation in education was contrary to the Fourteenth Amendment?
A court decision banning segregation was made as early as 1855? Also, many blacks settled in Kansas after the Civil War to escape the Jim Crow laws and continuing acts of violence against them in southern states. Kansas offered much less racial prejudice. In fact, majority opinion favored the education of blacks.
Work as a group and host a diversity fair for your student body. Invite other students in the school and community groups to conduct short workshops about different cultures and cultural awareness, communication, and problem-solving. Create booths to showcase cultural identity. Display posters, classroom projects, and more to get students thinking about segregation in the school and what each person can do to promote a more integrated school and sense of community within the building.