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Documenting Historically Segregated Schools

The history of school desegregation includes many important stories of courageous African American families and their children who were the first to attend previously whites-only schools. But there's another history that often goes untold. That's the one is about the rich history of education provided by the historically segregated schools. Innovative and creative leaders, many of them born in slavery, created schools that would transform and inspire subsequent generations. This week we're telling part of their story through a new initiative from Wake County Schools to chronicle the rich history of Wake's historically segregated schools.