Desegregation in the 1970s.
By 1972 black children and white children in the South were going to school together. Much of the resistance to desegregation evident in the late 1950s and 1960s had been resolved in the South. The Department of Justice's efforts at enforcement, alongside the threat of cutting off federal funds under the 1964 Education Act, had effectively desegregated many southern schools. When desegregation moved north, however, circumstances changed. In 1970 the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare pursued fifteen desegregation cases; in 1973 it pursued one.
Image Pop-UpForced busing to desegregate schools in Boston, Massachusetts led to resentment and protest rallies by many whites during the 1970s.
In 1971 the Supreme Court...
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