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In a landmark battle, Charlotte instituted busing students to achieve school desegregation. Follow the journey from the initial lawsuit about integration, through the courts and the “white flight” that ensued.
The reversal of busing in Charlotte has resulted in serious consequences at the West Charlotte High School. Eighty-five percent of their students are African American, and most are underprivileged. Since the policy change, many students have suffered both academically and socially.
Virginia Brown reviews what it was like to go to First Ward when busing was instituted in Charlotte. The long bus ride was difficult, but the exposure to people different from herself made the experience well worth the ride.
Colonel William T. Joyner of Raleigh, one of North Carolina's most respected attorneys, states his position on the school busing issue.