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50 Years Later: Our schools are still segregated

Today is the 50th anniversary of what will forever be known as “Freedom Day.”Most of the schools’ black population did not go to school that day, because they had a bigger goal in mind.On October 22, 1963, several civil rights groups organized and participated in a mass boycott and demonstration in hopes of desegregating Chicago’s schools. Roughly 200,000 … Continue reading