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Segregation -- United States

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The Desegregation of the Armed Forces

On July 26, 1948, President Truman signed Executive Order 9981, ending segregation in the US armed forces. At this site there is a collection of digitized original documents relating to desegregation. The collection contains over 750 pages of digitized documents. Selected by subject specialists, the documents range from press releases to letters to Truman's diary entries.
Baseline Assessment of Public Housing Desegregation Cases: Cross-site Report

Released earlier this month, this new report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development presents an assessment of efforts by HUD to desegregate public housing as a voluntary response to suits filed by various groups at eight different urban sites citing discriminatory HUD policies. HUD commissioned the Urban Institute (see the September 9, 1999 Scout Report for Business and Economics) to...
Neighborhood Segregation in Single-Race and Multirace America: A Census 2000 Study of Cities and Metropolitan Areas

For the first time, the Census 2000 questionnaire allowed persons to identify with more than one racial group. As a result, demographers had the opportunity to examine segregation indices between mixed raced groups and persons who identify with a single race. Written by William H. Frey of the University of Michigan and Dowell Myers of the University of Southern California, "Neighborhood...
CensusScope: Racial Segregation Statistics for Cities and Metropolitan Areas

Equipped with charts, data, and rankings, CensusScope's Racial Segregation Statistics for Cities and Metropolitan Areas covers dissimilarity and exposure indices for 1,246 individual US cities with populations above 25,000 and 318 US metropolitan areas.
Scholarship Reveals that Public School Segregation is on the Rise in Certain Parts of the United States

This week, a report from the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University noted that many public schools around the United States (particularly in the South) were becoming more segregated, a fact that the researchers attribute to several key Supreme Court decisions, such as the 1991 ruling in the case Oklahoma City v. Dowell. The study also noted that, because resegregation in the South had been...
The University of Michigan Library Digital Archive: Brown v. Board of Education

Anticipating the myriad of commemorative activities surrounding the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954, the University Library at the University of Michigan began creating this helpful digital archive of important materials related to the case. Here visitors can peruse a nice selection of transcripts (such as Plessy v. Ferguson, and school desegregation cases around Ann Arbor),...
"With an Even Hand": Brown v. Board at Fifty

"On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, declaring that 'separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.' This decision was pivotal to the struggle for racial desegregation in the United States. This exhibition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of this landmark judicial case." And, at this exceptional site from the Library...
University of Mississippi Visual Collections: John Elon Phay Collection

In 1953 the Mississippi State Legislature called an extraordinary session in order to rewrite the laws governing the public school systems throughout the state. As a result of this session, the legislature created the State Educational Finance Commission. One of their mandates was to make sure that each county submitted a plan for the reorganization of its school system. Part of the documentation...