New Orleans Public School Crisis

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New Orleans Public School Crisis

“It began in 1960, but the seeds for it were planted in 1954 when the U.S Supreme Court ruled that racially segregated public schools were unconstitutional.”(Brown). The day 6-year-old Ruby Bridges walked through the doors of William Frantz Public School in New Orleans, Louisiana, she walked into the pages of history. Ruby was the first African American student at this previously all-white school on the 14th of November, 1960. This was the New Orleans Public School Crisis, and this was just the beginning of all the riots to come. The equality of Blacks and Whites was nonexistent, and social justice was poor because of the racial prejudices that stood in the way. Blacks were not allowed to have the same education as Whites; it wasn 't expected of an African American woman to graduate from high school, let alone finish grade school in these times. The 1960’s were full of movements; whether it be a Hippie Movement or a Mexican American Movement, but the difference between these movements and the Civil RIghts Movement for Blacks, is that African Americans are still unfortunately fighting for their equality and Rights.

Many say that to avoid many Black Americans being arrested, having a wage gap, or failing in life, they should pay more attention in class . But, according to Avakian, “ Education alone is not sufficient; it will take a revolution, in which the rule of the exploiters and oppressors is broken and state power is put into the
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