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How an Alabama Town Staved Off School Resegregation

Posted on AllSides May 29th, 2024
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In the 1970s, Black students organized protests and a boycott that cost local white businesses money. Today, many families who could afford private school still choose Thomasville’s public schools. Credit: Lt. R.C. Brooks of the Alabama Highway Patrol/Alabama Department of Archives and History A.L. Martin High School taught Black students in Thomasville, Alabama, until it was closed during desegregation and all of its students were forced to attend the local white high school. I recently traveled to rural Wilcox County, in Alabama’s Black Belt, to understand the origins of the...

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