State efforts to ban mask mandates in schools mirror resistance to integration
When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision that struck down segregated public schooling, white Southern politicians responded to the decision with ferocity. Although preservation of states’ rights was at the heart of their resistance claims, it was the racist practice of segregation that they sought to uphold. U.S. Senator Harry Byrd of […]… Learn more.