Sunday, February 20, 2011

Civil rights movement: 50 years thence

American Radioworks recently released a voice documentary called State of Siege: Mississippi Whites and the Civil Rights Movement which chronicles the resistance put up by the state and people of Mississippi to the end of segregation.

Very listenable. Read transcript here or stream here.

One startling bit of information one gathers is that while most private white schools then created to circumvent racial integration eventually closed down or started admitting students from other races, some of these "white academies" still exist.

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