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Today in history: 200,000 students boycotted Chicago public schools

On October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups organized Freedom Day, a mass boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.

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Census: America becoming more urbanized

In some ways, the nation is reversing previous trends; in others, it is forging completely new paths. The country is becoming both more integrated and more segregated.

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Anti-segregation march planned for Raleigh

Quality education is seen by the organizers as linked to other issues, with the groups calling for "a broad, 14-point people's agenda."