Tagged: Brown v Board of Education

Barbara Jordan and Charles Rangel

Congressional Black Caucus Weighs In On Watergate – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Congressional Black Caucus – ABC News Issues and Answers – May 13, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Watergate and the scandal overtaking the Nixon White House had dominated the news and preoccupied the thoughts of much of America. Ironically 1974, the year Watergate was heading to impeachment, was...

School Desegregation – December 2, 1960

School Desegregation – December 2, 1960

– Eyewitness To History – School Desegregation In New Orleans – December 2, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – School Desegregation, even 6 years after the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, schools were loathed to follow the ruling, balking at the notion of integrating...

As Miami Burns – May 19, 1980

As Miami Burns – May 19, 1980

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Special Report – Miami Riots – May 19, 1980 35 years ago, on May 19, 1980 the city of Miami was entering its third day of racially-charged violence. The cause was, and continues to be, a...

Getting An Education In The South – May 6, 1956

Getting An Education In The South – May 6, 1956

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – American Forum – Trouble In The South – May 6, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. In 1954, the landmark Brown v. Board Of Education paved the way for school desegregation in the U.S. – compliance was...

School Integration – October 17, 1957 – The Students At Central High – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Little Rock – Integration – Oct. 17, 1957 Fifty-Five years ago, starting in September, the controversy and the battle began over Integration in public schools. Nowhere was it more contentious than in the South, where Federal troops were sent in to insure...