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ERIC Number: ED103550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-19
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
[Some Advice to Schools in the North for Peaceful Desegregation.]
Holman, Ben
Although the Community Relations Service gets involved in all kinds of disputes arising from discriminatory acts, most of its time is spent responding to difficulties associated with the police, the prisons, employment, and education. Its largest single effort to help resolve school desegregation-related problems took place in a six-month period between August 1970 and February 1971. During that brief period, the service assigned 47 professionals to help school officials in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, and Texas to move from dual to unitary school systems. This program included: conducting activities that would promote the easing of community tensions; helping to create and promote programs and activities dealing positively with problems incidental to desegregation; and functioning as liaison between all Federal agencies and offices with litigative responsibilities regarding desegregation and the involved school districts. Based on this experience with desegregation, if Boston is a tip-off of what is likely to happen in other northern school systems, then there is nothing in the South that is going to match that. Like it or not, come September many northern school systems are going to be desegregated. It would therefore behoove them to get on with the job which lies ahead. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Community Relations Service.
Note: Remarks to participants of the Butler Street Hungry Club Forum (Atlanta, Georgia, March 19, 1975)