While schools in the American south were often segregated through specific actions–such as forbidding nonwhite students to attend–schools in northern cities were also often segregated as a result of housing inequality. This brief (20 minute) documentary from 1960 reports on integration efforts in both the north and south.
Link to video (at the Internet Archive)
Questions for consideration:
- What obstacles (political, social, or physical) did activists face in their efforts to end segregation?
- Why were parents in the north opposed to the integration of their schools? Was race the only issue?