In 1954 the Supreme Court unanimously decided that school segregation was unconstitutional. The actual process of school desegregation continued into the early seventies.
Feb. 21, 1972
I’m writing this letter because I think everyone has the wrong idea. Being bussed is fun! A little inconvenient sometimes, but it’s fun. All the Grown-ups are complaining about bussing; what do they know? We’re the ones who are being bussed!
I’m all for integration. I’ve met some great friends. It’s a great experience; you meet a lot of different kinds of people. You also learn a lot of things about life that you probably wouldn’t learn in a segregated school. Things that you really must know. I am now at Nathan B. Young, Junior High School and I have innumerable Black friends. And I don’t think I would want to go back to segregated school again.
Age 12, 7th grade.