1977 September 12

African-Americans Boycott Sex-Segregated Mississippi Schools


The New York Times reported on this day that African-American students in Amite County, Mississippi, continued a boycott of sex-segregated public schools. The students were placed in separate male/female schools after they were racially integrated. Only 50 out of about 2,000 students came to school during the boycott. It was fairly obvious that the move was made to keep white female students separated from African-American male students.

Learn about the ACLU position on sex-segregated schools: https://www.aclu.org/womens-rights/sex-segregated-schools-separate-and-unequal

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