Thursday, March 11, 2010
History of Rights, pt. 74
Moderates and segregationists split the school board three/three. At a meeting to renew teacher contracts, moderates walked out in protest. The remaining segregationists moved to fire forty-four teachers who supported integration.
What followed was a twenty-day campaign for the hearts and minds of Little Rock, Arkansas.
In the end, integration prevailed. The segregationist school board members were recalled. Schools opened early the next term.
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