What Took So Long? School Integration in Sussex County

Join CAMP Rehoboth and Southern Delaware Alliance For Racial Justice for a conversation on school integration in Sussex County.

In 1954, U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education unanimously ruled separate but equal schools unconstitutional and required States to desegregate with "all deliberate speed." Yet, it took until 1967 for schools in Sussex County to finally integrate. On February 18, 2021, CAMP Rehoboth and the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice will sponsor a panel discussion on the experiences of African Americans who helped integrate the schools here in Sussex County. We will explore the personal challenges that came with integration and learn what it was like to be in the forefront of major social change.

Moderator: Gail Jackson
Panelists: Orlando Camp, Diaz Bonville, Marjorie Biles, and Charles Hammond,and Abigail Ikechi-Konkwo.

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"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." -- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.