ERIC Number: ED065654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Activities Relating to the Desegregation of Public Schools, August 15, 1970-February 15, 1971.
Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Community Relations Service.
This report describes the involvement of the Community Relations Service (CRS), Department of Justice, in the desegregation of public schools, as called upon by the Administration to provide assistance toward helping school districts and communities resolve problems that would arise during the period of transition from dual to unitary systems. The specific objectives of the project were: to engage in those activities that would promote the easing of community tensions and avoid the violence arising from desegregation; to promote and assist in the establishment of programs and activities designed to deal constructively with problems incidental to desegregation; and, to function in liaison capacity between the community, the civil rights agencies of the government, and Attorneys' Offices. The project covered the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas; numerous contacts were made with students, teachers, parents, school officers, community groups, city officials, and concerned others. Activities and accomplishments encompassed assistance to schools, assistance to communities, crisis response activities, media activities, and monitoring activities. Illustrations and experiences in the various States covered by CRS are provided. Appendixes list counties and school districts involved in the program, persons and groups contacted, assistance to schools and communities, and crisis response activities. (RJ)
Descriptors: Community Influence, Community Involvement, Community Organizations, Community Relations, Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Government Role, Mass Media, Program Administration, Public Agencies, Public Schools, School Desegregation, School Districts, School Involvement, Violence
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Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Community Relations Service.