From Statehood to School Desegregation: Racial Disparities in the Public Education of Mississippi, 1817 - 1969

LaTanya Dixon
On the 50th year anniversary of Alexander v. Holmes Board of Education (1969) nationally enforcing school desegregation in fall 1970, Mississippi is being sued for racial disparities in public education between Black students and White students in Williams et al. v. Bryant et al. (2017). Williams et al. v. Bryant et al. claims the current racial inequality in education is a violation of the post-Civil War Readmission Act (1868) requirement to provide a “uniform system...
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