The vilest things are coming from the mouths of arch-segregationists, including the bunch that sits on the United States Supreme Court.
Rosa Parks risked physical abuse, arrest and jail because she was part of a growing movement of African Americans sick and tired of discrimination and racism.
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.
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.
Quality education is seen by the organizers as linked to other issues, with the groups calling for "a broad, 14-point people's agenda."