Uncovering the Past, Shaping the Future: The Untold Story of School Desgregation in St. Louis, MO

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2023-05
Authors
Davis, Summer
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Elliott T. Bowers Honors College
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St. Louis, Missouri is a modern segregated city that implemented the largest and longest running desegregation program in the country, beginning decades after Brown v Board, and ending just this year. This project will uncover the secrets of current states of education in St. Louis today and shed light on the political and legal forces responsible for integration and its limits. It will attempt to examine issues regarding the legality and moral choices behind the court system’s decision to integrate schools, explore the methods used to carry out desegregation, analyze influential local cases regarding segregation, and allow for the telling of the stories of those who experienced all of these efforts at the time.

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Desgregation, Education, St. Louis, Missouri, Law, History, Civil Rights, Racial Equity, Economic Equity, Education Policies
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