February 02, 2011

Education and Equality Through the Peabody Lens: “Hoxie: The First Stand”

Peabody Award-winning film about Hoxie, Arkansas whose school board chose to voluntarily integrate its classrooms in the summer of 1955 after the Brown vs. Board of Education decision. The schools opened without protest, and teachers and parents reminisce about the ease with which black and white students mixed.