On 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act: Integration and Gay Rights

How're we doing?

By Carla Murphy Apr 14, 2014

As public schools have re-segregated, the achievement gap between black and white students has widened. That’s a major finding from a forthcoming year-long investigation into southern schools by Pro Publica reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones who yesterday previewed the article on Face the Nation. The 20-minute Sunday morning segment comes after last week’s civil rights summit featuring four presidents–Obama, Bush, Clinton, Carter–reflecting on LBJ and the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Other guests on the program, which assessed failures and progress made: Michael Eric Dyson, Evan Wolfson, and Tavis Smiley.

So, how are we doing 50 years on?