The Forced Desegregation of a Mississippi School District

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In the case of Brown versus the Board of Education, the US Supreme Court issued one of its best-known rulings: racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional. That was in 1954. "Massive resistance" ended a long time ago but segregation is creeping back. The tiny town of Cleveland, Mississippi never de-segregated at all.

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Last week, a federal court gave Cleveland 21 more days. Shakti Belway is the lead lawyer in a case first filed in 1965.