DVD, 56 min., 2003
The 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision by the United States Supreme Court required school districts to integrate the schools and end the long standing 'separate, but equal' policy that had been in place for many years. Many districts opposed the court's ruling; but a few, including the school board in the small town of Hoxie in Northeast Arkansas, voted to comply voluntarily, beginning with the start of school in July of 1955. They felt that it was the right thing to do. This video details the conflicts and emotions that erupted after the media and other outsiders became involved.
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