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Today in History: Violence over School Busing in Boston 

On September 12, 1974, violence erupted in Boston over racial busing. Angry white protestors hurled eggs, bricks, bottles, and other objects at buses carrying Afro-American children to recently de-segregated schools, following a court ruling in Morgan v. Hennigan, a class action lawsuit against the Boston School Committee on behalf of fourteen black parents and forty-four …

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Today in History: King Wins Nobel Peace Prize 

On October 14, 1964, Georgian-born Baptist Minister Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent resistance to racial discrimination. Influenced by the philosophies and practices of Mohandas Ghandi, King organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the first of a series of peaceful protests aimed at ending racial segregation. He donated the …

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Learning in a burning house: educational inequality, ideology, and (dis)integration 

Title: Learning in a burning house : educational inequality, ideology, and (dis)integration Author: Sonya Douglass Horsford,  foreword by Marian Wright Edelman Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, 2011. Check it out! LC2741 .H67 2011 From the publisher: The negative consequences of school desegregation on Black communities in the United States are now well documented …

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