1974 Boston and School Desegregation
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The Supreme Court outlawed school segregation in 1954, yet two decades later, many children still attended segregated schools because they lived in segregated neighborhoods. The reality was white neighborhoods were wealthier, with better-funded classrooms. Boston was one of many cities where schools were separate and deeply unequal. Watch Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise Nov. 15 & 22.