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African-American Children Encounter Protesters, September 13, 1965

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African American children on way to PS204, 82nd Street and 15th Avenue, pass mothers protesting the busing of children to achieve integration.
Courtesy of Library of Congress, DeMarsico, Dick, New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper, 13 September 1965


Even as the integration of public schools in the United States increased, some Americans fought to keep schools segregated. Pictured are African-American children in New York on their way to Public School 204. As they attempt to enter school, the children have to pass mothers protesting the busing of African-American children to achieve integration.

Source-Dependent Questions

  • Based on the reactions of the adults in this photo, how do you think the students felt?
  • What and why do you think the mothers were protesting?

Citation Information

DeMarsico, Dick, New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper13 September 1965. Courtesy of Library of Congress