• A once-segregated Denver school fights to stay integrated 50 years after historic court order

    4 days ago - By Bésame

    Stedman Elementary is one of Denver's most integrated schools. About a third of its students are Black, a third are Hispanic and a third are white.
    “That happened by accident,” Principal Michael Atkins said, “but we are keeping it by design.”
    In the 1960s, Stedman wasn't integrated at all - and it was no accident. In 1968, 92% of Stedman students were Black and the school was overcrowded. Rather than reassign some Stedman students to mostly white schools nearby, the district brought in trailers.
    The segregation at Stedman and at other Denver schools spurred a group of families, led by...
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