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  • Documentary screening sparks community conversation

    About 30 community members attended an Oct. 24 event hosted by Mercer's Center for Collaborative Journalism, The Telegraph and Georgia Public Broadcasting. It was the fifth public program in the collaborative project about race and schools. Attendees watched the documentary "Separate and Unequal" and had small group discussions.

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Documentary screening sparks community conversation

About 30 community members attended an Oct. 24 event hosted by Mercer's Center for Collaborative Journalism, The Telegraph and Georgia Public Broadcasting. It was the fifth public program in the collaborative project about race and schools. Attendees watched the documentary "Separate and Unequal" and had small group discussions.

Opinion

“Where do the white kids go to school in Macon?”

Georgia ignored the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which declared segregated schools unconstitutional. But It was not until 1969, when a federal court ordered Georgia’s schools to desegregate, that school boards across the state began planning strategies for integration. With Bibb County schools, it is now, and has always been, about race.

Education

How did Bibb County schools get to where they are today?

Thelma Dillard gives her perspective on Macon's school integration history in this radio segment from GPB Macon. Dillard was an educator for 44 years and is a current school board member. She is one of seven children in the Bivins family, who were instrumental in the community's desegregation. Her sister was the lead plaintiff in Middle Georgia's first desegregation lawsuit, Shirley Bivins vs. Board of Education.

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