Linda Brown, Central Figure In School Segregation Case, Dies At 75As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. He and several black families were turned away, sparking the Brown v. Board of Education case that challenged segregation in public schools.
Lawsuit Accuses Mpls., St. Paul Schools Of Segregating StudentsA lawsuit has been filed against the state of Minnesota demanding desegregation at Minneapolis and St. Paul schools. The lawsuit, which was filed Thursday morning in Hennepin County District Court, challenges what it calls unlawful and unconstitutional segregation in the Twin Cities.
Good Question: Why Such A Large Achievement Gap In MN Classrooms?ACT scores are out for Minnesota students and, overall, Minnesota ranks No. 1 in the country. But, a closer look at the numbers reveals a huge gap when it comes to race. Sixty-one percent of white students met college readiness standards compared to 16 percent of black students. That’s not the only test where Minnesotans fall behind.
Former Duluth Minister Was Freedom RiderA former campus minister from Duluth who now lives on Madeline Island is one of the Freedom Riders featured Wednesday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Edward Kale was arrested for breach of peace in Jackson, Miss., 50 years ago when he refused to leave a restaurant designated for blacks only.