- Turning Points in Wisconsin History
- Impact of school desegregation in Milwaukee public schools on quality education for minorities-- 15 years later
- United States Commission on Civil Rights. Wisconsin Advisory Committee
- Washington, D.C.? : The Commission
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- School integration--Wisconsin--Milwaukee
African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin--Milwaukee
- United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee, 43.0389, -87.90647
- The NAACP in Milwaukee initiated school desegregation as a legal issue in 1965, setting off a decade long legal struggle to integrate public schools. In January of 1976, Federal Judge John Reynolds ruled that Milwaukee Public Schools were segregated unlawfully. In response, the Wisconsin Legislature enacted a program to aid in the implementation and promotion of integration in Milwaukee schools. The plan was approved by Judge Reynolds in 1979. Fifteen years later, the Wisconsin Advisory Committee began studying the effects of the desegregation program and its impact on the quality of education received by Milwaukee students.
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- 36 p. ; 30 cm.
- Contributing Institution:
- Wisconsin Historical Society