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All Deliberate Speed: School Resegregation in the South


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What is the legacy of the groundbreaking desegregation rulings Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and Brown II (1955)? How should we understand troubling trends toward resegregation in southern public schools? What “local” factors affect these trends in particular schools, districts, and regions? How do “school choice” and charter schools affect the larger situation?

Join us for a town hall discussion to address these questions and more. Our panelists will be Pamela Grundy, author of Color and Character: West Charlotte High and the American Struggle over Educational Equality (UNC Press, 2017); Jerome Morris, author of Troubling the Waters: Fulfilling the Promise of Quality Public Schooling for Black Children (Teachers College Press, 2009); and Erica Frankenberg, co-author (with Gary Orfield) of Educational Delusions? Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair (University of California Press, 2013).

The panel will be moderated by UNC’s own Karolyn Tyson, author of Integration Interrupted: Tracking, Black Students, and Acting White after Brown (Oxford UP, 2011), which received the “Best Book” award from the American Sociological Association’s Sociology in Education section.

This event is free and open to the public, and parking is free after 5 pm at the Friday Center parking lot. A public Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.