40 years late, millions of dollars short on school integration

There was an interesting article in the Post magazine section this weekend about scholarships being offered to the now-adult students affected when Prince Edward County shut down its public schools for five years rather than integrate.

It was an interesting and personal look on an issue that I (admittedly) don’t know a lot about. For example, I had no idea that Prince Edward County was party to the famous Brown v. Board of Education decision. I had never heard that PE had shut down the schools and opened a privately-funded school for white students, leaving black children with a choice to either go without schooling or move out of the county to live with relatives.

You should check it out- the people interviewed for the piece have really interesting stories.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

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