Thursday, June 23, 2011

Raleigh students put CMS history online

Two Raleigh home-schoolers won a national prize for their web site on the history of desegregation in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Molly Fox and Michaela Burns took a silver medal in the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland last week for their site, titled "But Mama, There's A School Next Door!" It's an interesting primer for those of us who weren't around for the Swann vs. CMS case (and since it was filed in 1965 and settled with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1971, that's most of us).

I saw some interesting charts, documents and interviews. But every time I clicked on "conclusion," I got a blank page with a series of dots that seem to signal "wait, it's coming." No doubt that's just a computer glitch. But with so much unresolved when it comes to race and public education, it looks like a stroke of symbolic genius.


Anonymous said...

The Conclusion page functioned fine for me. It starts out blank with the three dots as it loads.