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De facto segregation in the North: Skipwith vs. NYC Board of Education

Unit 2 , Lesson 2

Jewish Women's Archive - Living the Legacy

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De facto segregation in the North: Skipwith vs. NYC Board of Education

Enduring understandings: 
  • Though not written into law as explicitly as in the South, the Northern states of the US also experienced segregation and conflicts over civil rights.
  • The court system was an important civil rights battleground.
  • Education is a central civil rights issue.
Essential questions: 
  • What is de facto segregation and where has/does it exist?
  • What were the civil rights issues of the North?
  • What were some of the central civil rights court cases?
  • Who was Justine Wise Polier and what was her role in the Civil Rights Movement?
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Living the Legacy - Lesson: De facto segregation in the North: Skipwith vs. NYC Board of Education." (Viewed on April 19, 2014) <http://jwa.org/teach/livingthelegacy/civilrights/de-facto-segregation-in-north-skipwith-vs-nyc-board-of-education>.