60 years after the Supreme Court ordered schools to desegregate, it's worth remembering that the decision changed school for more than just black students, according to Cindi Chance, Dean of the College of Education at Georgia Regents University in Augusta.
Many Georgians now in positions of power attended the 1963 March on Washington 50 years ago today. Their memories are as diverse as they are. In Savannah, Mayor Edna Jackson sees a direct link between the march and what she now does as her daily job.
At the nation marks 50 years since the March on Washington, it's worth taking time to note the foot soldiers who fought for change locally. In coastal Brunswick, the story of how the city integrated -- peacefully and with little notice until after the fact -- is not well known. GPB presents this archive story from 2008.
Savannah is marking historic anniversaries in the Civil Rights movement. This weekend will feature a symposium at Savannah High School and a mass meeting at First African Baptist Church. Then on the march on Washington's 50th anniversary next Wednesday, Savannah State University students will re-enact many of the day's historic events.
The U.S. Department of Justice said it has entered a settlement agreement with a south Georgia school district to ensure desegregation of the district's faculty and staff. If approved by the court, the consent order would extend another order requiring the district to eliminate racial disparities in how teachers and staff were assigned to the district's schools
Award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, one of the first blacks to register at the University of Georgia after the school was desegregated, is returning to the campus to mark the milestone anniversary.