Evidence of Intentional Segregation


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Evidence of Intentional Segregation

On August 31, 1976, Judge Frank Battisti of the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, federal district court, issued a ruling finding that State and local school officials, sometimes in concert with city officials, had intentionally segregated Cleveland's public schools. He cited the city's failure to repair and reopen the Sidaway Bridge, after the 1966 Hough Riots, as evidence of this intentional segregation. This aerial photograph accompanied a September 1, 1976 Plain Dealer article that reported the ruling.


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