segregation and desegregation

This Year, Only 10 Black Students Got Into N.Y.C.’s Top High School

This Year, Only 10 Black Students Got Into N.Y.C.’s Top High School

A bitter debate about diversity in the nation’s largest school system followed news last year that Stuyvesant High School had admitted just seven black students.
‘Common Ground’ Illuminated Boston. Now It’s Coming to the Stage.

‘Common Ground’ Illuminated Boston. Now It’s Coming to the Stage.

The new play, titled “Common Ground Revisited,” will be staged at the Huntington Theater Company early next year.
Where Might Trumpism Take Us?

Where Might Trumpism Take Us?

For analogies that show us where the nation might be headed, look close to home.
Overlooked No More: Joseph Bartholomew, Golf Course Architect

Overlooked No More: Joseph Bartholomew, Golf Course Architect

He designed and built some of the best-known courses in segregated Louisiana. But though he loved the game, he was never permitted to play those courses.
Overlooked No More: Joseph Bartholomew, Golf Course Architect

Overlooked No More: Joseph Bartholomew, Golf Course Architect

He designed and built some of the best-known courses in segregated Louisiana. But though he loved the game, he was never permitted to play those courses.
Overlooked No More: Joseph Bartholomew, Golf Course Architect

Overlooked No More: Joseph Bartholomew, Golf Course Architect

He designed and built some of the best-known courses in segregated Louisiana. But though he loved the game, he was never permitted to play those courses.
Overlooked No More: Joseph Bartholomew, Golf Course Architect

Overlooked No More: Joseph Bartholomew, Golf Course Architect

He designed and built some of the best-known courses in segregated Louisiana. But though he loved the game, he was never permitted to play those courses.
Nathaniel R. Jones, Rights Lawyer and Federal Judge, Dies at 93

Nathaniel R. Jones, Rights Lawyer and Federal Judge, Dies at 93

As a voice of the N.A.A.C.P., he challenged school segregation in the North and racial bias in the military. But, he cautioned, the struggle is not over.
Overlooked No More: Homer Plessy, Who Sat on a Train and Stood Up for Civil Rights

Overlooked No More: Homer Plessy, Who Sat on a Train and Stood Up for Civil Rights

He boarded a whites-only train car in New Orleans with the hope of getting the attention of the Supreme Court. But it would be a long time before he got justice.
Courtney Everts Mykytyn, Crusader for School Integration, Dies at 46

Courtney Everts Mykytyn, Crusader for School Integration, Dies at 46

She challenged privileged white parents to send their children to schools with predominantly black and Latino student bodies.

J. Charles Jones, Civil Rights Activist, Is Dead at 82

He was a participant in many pivotal events of the 1960s, beginning with lunch-counter protests in Charlotte, N.C.
J. Charles Jones, Civil Rights Activist, Is Dead at 82

J. Charles Jones, Civil Rights Activist, Is Dead at 82

He was a participant in many pivotal events of the 1960s, beginning with lunch-counter protests in Charlotte, N.C.
Trump Pulls Back Efforts to Enforce Housing Desegregation

Trump Pulls Back Efforts to Enforce Housing Desegregation

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, hoping to lower housing costs, will propose new rules that reverse Obama-era efforts to desegregate housing.
Trump Pulls Back Efforts to Enforce Housing Desegregation

Trump Pulls Back Efforts to Enforce Housing Desegregation

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, hoping to lower housing costs, will propose new rules that reverse Obama-era efforts to desegregate housing.
Herman Boone, Coach Portrayed in ‘Remember the Titans,’ Dies at 84

Herman Boone, Coach Portrayed in ‘Remember the Titans,’ Dies at 84

Mr. Boone led the T.C. Williams High School Titans to a state championship in 1971. Denzel Washington portrayed him.
Herman Boone, Coach Portrayed in ‘Remember the Titans,’ Dies at 84

Herman Boone, Coach Portrayed in ‘Remember the Titans,’ Dies at 84

Mr. Boone led the T.C. Williams High School Titans to a state championship in 1971. Denzel Washington portrayed him.
Herman Boone, Coach Portrayed in ‘Remember the Titans,’ Dies at 84

Herman Boone, Coach Portrayed in ‘Remember the Titans,’ Dies at 84

Mr. Boone led the T.C. Williams High School Titans to a state championship in 1971. Denzel Washington portrayed him.
Beacon High School Is Half White. That’s Why Students Walked Out.

Beacon High School Is Half White. That’s Why Students Walked Out.

More than 300 students at the selective public high school, one of New York City’s most prestigious, protested its admissions policies.
How Racism Ripples Through Rural California’s Pipes

How Racism Ripples Through Rural California’s Pipes

In the 20th century, California’s black farmworkers settled in waterless colonies. The history endures underground, through old pipes, dry wells and shoddy septic tanks.
How Racism Ripples Through Rural California’s Pipes

How Racism Ripples Through Rural California’s Pipes

In the 20th century, California’s black farmworkers settled in waterless colonies. The history endures underground, through old pipes, dry wells and shoddy septic tanks.