Saturday, March 6, 2010 8pm
Producer: American RadioWorks
In the 1970s and ’80s, a generation of Americans took part in a vast social experiment. They got on buses, and rode across racial lines. Nearly everyone who experienced school desegregation has a story to tell about crossing racial lines. Together they reflect an era marked by struggle and hope, anger and idealism.
American RadioWorks travels to Charlotte, NC to talk with people about their memories of integration. Also featured in the documentary is Deborah Stallworth, who – along with other African American parents – sued the Jefferson County Public Schools when their kids couldn’t get into Central in Louisville. In 2000, they won. Now, the school is mostly black.