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Episode #11

Schools

Air date 06/07/13
Host: Maggie Stevenson

In a 1958 speech, Medgar Evers noted the deplorable conditions in Negro schools in Mississippi. He declared that quality education “cannot be done under the so-called separate but equal doctrine.” In Jackson, he signed a petition asking for immediate steps leading to desegregation. He said he was not obligated to sign this petition. Rather, he wanted to