The purge of Black teachers that followed desegregation

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Heard On The Morning Show
Children of color in a classroom
A ninth grade classroom in Summerton, S.C., June 4, 1954. (Rudolph Faircloth/AP Photo)

The U.S. Supreme Court decision that ended school segregation also had a destructive legacy, with the firing of 100,000 teachers and administrators of color who were replaced by less-qualified white educators. We talk to the author of a new book about how this troubling history resonates today.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Leslie Fenwick Guest

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