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After Ten Years: The Court and the Schools

The 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka ruling made it clear that segregation would not be tolerated and that states must comply with federal law. In this program, filmed ten years after Brown, news correspondents report on the mixed progress made toward integrating public schools in Nashville, New Rochelle, New Orleans and Prince Edward County, Virginia. Stumbling blocks such as faculty segregation, busing and segregational zoning are examined. A discussion featuring Attorney Gen. Robert Kennedy, Gov. of Georgia Carl Sanders and Roy Wilkins of the NAACP concludes the program. Reporters: Dan Rather, Mike Wallace, Martin Agronsky, Charles Kuralt, Harry Reasoner.+ Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on May 13, 1964. 58 min.