Friday, September 30, 2011

Baltimore: School Desegregation

Parents Protesting Desegregation in Baltimore Schools

Baltimore youngsters look on as parents picket a school yesterday in south west Baltimore in the City's first expression of protest against the end to segregation of white and black students. Today, more than 400 white students rioted in a Baltimore high school, attacking two black students and attempting to upset a police car. Police reserves were rushed to the scene as the rioting threatened to spread.
Howell Baum, Professor, School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, University of Maryland, College Park

In his well-researched book Brown in Baltimore: School Desegregation and the Limits of Liberalism (Cornell, 2010), Howell S. Baum describes how Baltimore officials attempted and failed to integrate the city schools while he also demonstrates that the freedom of choice is not enough to produce schools with a racially diverse atmosphere.


Social Sciences Forum Presents: Howell Baum

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