The NC woman who refused to go to the back of the bus: Monument in Roanoke Rapids honors civil rights activist
A 1946 Supreme Court ruling mandated passenger segregation was illegal, but when the bus stopped in Roanoke Rapids, Sarah Keys received an unpleasant welcome to the South.
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.
FERREL GUILLORY: Resegregated schooling in a polarized society
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 -- North Carolina's highest statewide elected official acknowledged the threat posed by further separation of students along lines of race and income in the state's schools. At issue is a provision that permits employees of municipal charter schools to join the state's health and retirement plans. That provision makes it easier for four suburban communities in Mecklenburg County to set up charter schools, almost certainly with a distinctly white-student enrollment.