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Only 8 Black Students Are Admitted to Stuyvesant High School

Aside from his effort to overhaul specialized school admissions, Mr. de Blasio has not made school integration of the roughly 1,800 schools he does control…

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‘Traveling Black,’ a Look at the Civil Rights Movement in Motion

In 1926, while traveling by train from Wilmington, N.C., to Richmond, Va., the Jamaican-American writer J.A. Rogers was forced to ride in the wooden Jim…

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Justice for the Negro Leagues Will Mean More Than Just Stats

One contemporary newspaper article on Grant in his prime remarked that “wherever he had played, he has quickly become a favorite.” But the story of…

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Overlooked No More: Jimmie McDaniel, Tennis Player Who Broke Barriers

After his baseball career ended, Willis moved the family to Los Angeles, where he became a railroad porter. When he died, his wife, Ruby (Harrison)…

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N.Y.C. to Change Many Selective Schools to Address Segregation

But some schools and even entire districts were exempted from that policy by Mr. Bloomberg, and Mr. de Blasio did not end those carve outs.…

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