Integration Details in Wilcox County



On September 23, 1966, Wilcox County School in Alabama was integrated. However, the amount of "physical acts" and "extreme brutality" directed towards the Negro students was so great that the parents of the students prohibited their children from attending just a few months later. In this report, Robert L. Green, the Education Consultant to the SCLC, outlines the details of this event to Mr. John Doar of the U.S. Justice Department. He tells Mr. Doar that a meeting was held with the nine students who had been attending the newly integrated school in order to get an account of their experience. Mr. Green goes on further to give an explanation of the unpleasant details of the student's stories.

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