After Words

After Words: Sarah Garland, "Divided We Fail: The Story of an African-American Community That Ended the Era of School Desegregation," hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, Columbia University

About the Program

Ms. Garland returns to her hometown to chronicle the fight of African-American parents who sued to prevent the closure of a predominantly black school for the sake of desegregation.  Their suit resulted in a landmark Supreme Court decision that ended the era of desegregation established by the Court more than 50 years earlier with the Brown v. Board of Education opinion.  Ms Garland talks with Columbia professor and political activist Marc Lamont Hill.

About the Authors

Sarah Garland

Ms. Garland is a staff writer at the Hechinger Report.  She has previously written for several publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek and Washington Monthly.  Ms. Garland is a native of Louisville, Kentucky.


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After Words: Sarah Garland, "Divided We Fail: The Story of an African-American Community That Ended the Era of School Desegregation," hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, Columbia University

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, February 24th at 12pm (ET)
  • Monday, February 18th at 3am (ET)
  • Monday, February 18th at 12am (ET)
  • Sunday, February 17th at 9pm (ET)
  • Saturday, February 16th at 10pm (ET)
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