In Tuscaloosa today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened. Central High is one of those schools. Meet Principal Clarence Sutton Jr. as he fights to save his students from the effects of resegregation.
This short film is part of ProPublica’s investigation into the resegregation of America’s schools. Sixty years after Brown v. Board ruled “separate but equal” had no place in education, many schools have moved back in time, isolating poor black and Latino students in segregated schools.
Read ProPublica’s yearlong investigation into Tuscaloosa schools, among most rapidly resegregating in the country: propublica.org/tuscaloosa
Or join the conversation on race and education by sharing your story with ProPublica and the Race Card Project: propublica.org/sixwords