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An African American first grader clutched his mother’s hand as he arrived for the first day of school at previously all-white Davis Elementary School in Jackson on Sept. 14, 1964. Black students could voluntarily integrate white schools back then, but local public schools would not fully integrate until 1970. (AP Photo)

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How Integration Failed in Jackson’s Public Schools from 1969 to 2017

Jackson's public schools, like the majority in the state, remained solidly separate and unequal in the 1950s and 1960s despite the ruling in the Brown v. Topeka Board of Education …


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