60 Years After Desegregation, Some Alabama Schools Still Under Federal Orders

By: al.com
By: al.com

Sixty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ended segregation in schools.

"Brown vs. The Board of Education" allowed federal judges to issue hundreds of court orders across the South, setting out specific time tables for school districts to eliminate racial segregation.

In Alabama, officials were successful at prohibiting any form of desegregation until 1963.

Today, 46 school districts in the state remain under desegregation orders.

Here's how the wiregrass stacks up:

Geneva County, Daleville City, Opp City and Andalusia City were cleared in 2002.

Enterprise and Eufaula City were cleared in 2003.

In 2004, Elba City Schools were cleared.

Dale County and Troy City were cleared in 2005.

Dothan City and Henry County schools were cleared in 2006.

Barbour County was cleared in 2013.

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