In exchange for access to the resources white schools had, black educators had to give up aspiration and advocacy, says historian Vanessa Siddle Walker.
Through theater, young people help amplify the conversation around the tough topics of race and segregation and inequality.
On the 65th anniversary of the landmark case, too much weight is still being placed on the shoulders of the school system to remedy segregation.
“Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Out” tells the story of how parents, students, educators and their allies are fighting systemic racism in schools.
Charter schools are among the most segregated in the nation. Experts say the justifications offered by many charter leaders are troubling and undermine the promise of equal opportunity for every student.