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DIVERSITY IN PUBIC SCHOOLS

Denton ISD circa 2019

Prior to the 1960s, most public schools in the United States were racially segregated. In Denton, Texas, that changed in August 1963 when the school board voted unanimously to integrate. At the time, about 11% of Denton's public school students were African-American and could chose whether to attend Denton's all-black Fred Moore school or formerly all-white public schools. By 1967, desegregation was complete when Fred Moore school closed its doors. 

This art piece features racially diverse students from Denton Independent School District, nearly six decades after segregation ended.