desegregation http://blog.wlrn.org en 100 Black Men Of America Convention Geared To Overcome Stereotypes http://blog.wlrn.org/post/100-black-men-america-convention-geared-overcome-stereotypes <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><p>More than 1,500 members of the civic group&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.100blackmen.org/home.aspx" target="_blank">100 Black Men of America</a></strong>&nbsp;are in Fort Lauderdale this week for the organization’s 28th annual convention.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 04:54:29 +0000 Marva Hinton 33837 at http://blog.wlrn.org 100 Black Men Of America Convention Geared To Overcome Stereotypes What Desegregation Was Like In Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-desegregation-was-miami <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brown v. Board of Education — the Supreme Court decision declaring segregated schools were inherently unequal — turns 60 years old this year.</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Earlier this week, <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/hear-floridians-talk-about-their-desegregation-experiences"><span class="s2">we brought you memories </span></a>from students and teachers who were there in the early days of desegregation.</span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:47:02 +0000 Sammy Mack 32373 at http://blog.wlrn.org What Desegregation Was Like In Miami Hear Floridians Talk About Their Desegregation Experiences http://blog.wlrn.org/post/hear-floridians-talk-about-their-desegregation-experiences <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This weekend marks the </span>60th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education — the Supreme Court decision declaring segregated schools were inherently unequal.</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">A recent <a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/lack-of-order-the-erosion-of-a-once-great-force-for-integration"><span class="s2">ProPublica</span></a> investigation found at least 300 school districts that are still under court-ordered desegregation. Eleven of those districts are in Florida.</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 18:34:50 +0000 Sammy Mack 32190 at http://blog.wlrn.org Hear Floridians Talk About Their Desegregation Experiences Early Settler Recalls Miami's Bustling Black Neighborhood Called "Colored Town" http://blog.wlrn.org/post/early-settler-recalls-miamis-bustling-black-neighborhood-called-colored-town <p>My maternal grandparents, Sam D. and Ida Ellen Roberts Johnson, were born in Harbour<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Island, Bahamas. It is believed that their </span>foreparents<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> were among the millions of black slaves forced from West Africa and sold in the West Indies.</span><br>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:35:00 +0000 Dorothy Ellen Jenkins Fields 15604 at http://blog.wlrn.org Early Settler Recalls Miami's Bustling Black Neighborhood Called "Colored Town" Desegregation Pioneer Recalls School Integration In Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/desegregation-pioneer-recalls-school-integration-miami <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I was born in Nashville and spent the first four years of my life in Tuskegee, Ala.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">My father, Dr. John O. Brown Sr., moved to Miami in 1955 to begin his practice in ophthalmology. To this day, I'm glad he did.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We had neighbors who were white and black. Our next-door neighbor was an older white lady who inspired my mother's love for growing orchids and my brother's passion for collecting butterflies.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:27:00 +0000 Gala Brown Munnings 12222 at http://blog.wlrn.org Desegregation Pioneer Recalls School Integration In Miami