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SCHOOL: EPISODE 3 - Equality (1950-1980)

AS SEEN ON PBS

Synopsis

In the 1950s, America’s public schools were bursting with the promise of a new generation of post-war students, many of whom would graduate and go on to college. But that promise did not embrace everyone. This episode covers the tumultuous era when public schools became a major battleground in the fight for equality for minorities and women. Interviews with Linda Brown, the schoolgirl at the center of the 1954 Supreme Court battle over integration, and other equal rights pioneers bring the era and the struggle to vivid life.

Directed by Sarah Mondale
Produced by Sarah B. Patton and Sarah Mondale
Edited by Marian Hunter
Narrated by Meryl Streep


OTHER EPISODES:

SCHOOL: The Story of American Public Education (series)
Episode 1 – The Common School (1770 – 1890)
Episode 2 – As American as Public School (1900- 1950)
Episode 4 – The Bottom Line (1980 – 2001)

MAJOR FUNDING FOR "SCHOOL" PROVIDED BY:

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
The National Endowment for the Humanities
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The Ford Foundation
The Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
The Lovelace Family Trust
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation
Community Funds, Inc.
The Spencer Foundation
The George Gund Foundation
The William H. Donner Foundation
The Hillsdale Fund
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The MetLife Foundation
The W.H. Kellogg Foundation
The James Ford Bell Foundation
The New York Council for the Humanities
The Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media/Funding Exchange

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