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The Intolerable Burden

Documentary film of how Mae Bertha and Matthew Carter enrolled the youngest eight of their thirteen children in the public schools of Drew, Mississippi in 1965, which were all-white schools. The Drew school board had initiated a "freedom of choice" plan to bring the district in compliance with the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but Blacks were not expected to choose all-white schools. It also looks at how the schools have slowly become "resegregated" in recent years, leading to poorer educational opportunities. 2002. 57 min.
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