Oak Ridge, Tenn., Will Teach History Of Its Black Students Who Helped End Segregation

Students chat while waiting for history class to start at Oak Ridge High School in September of 1955, when the once all-white high school was desegregated by order of the Atomic Energy Commission. The Tennessee city

“Today almost no one in America knows about this landmark Civil Rights achievement,” the city council said last year, in a proclamation honoring the Oak Ridge 85.

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