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Alabamiana: Wedowee, 1994

Most of us know from our high school American history classes that the Brown v. Board decision of 1954 ordered an end to segregation in schools. The ruling effectively reversed the longstanding precedent of Plessy v. Ferguson, from 1891, which established the legal-though-unjust “separate but equal” rule. But, in the South, the process of accomplishing Brown‘s herculean edict would meander along through the rest of the 1950s, 1960s, and into the 1970s. What could loosely be called integration occurred in the South mainly during the 1970s and 1980s, even though the tenuous balance was… Read more Alabamiana: Wedowee, 1994