A Look at the Promise of "Education on Equal Terms:" The First Ten Years After Brown vs. Board This group chronicles Los Angeles schools in the first ten years after Brown v. the Board of Education and includes GIS maps based on census data on this time period. The site includes a PowerPoint presentation and a video documentary on racism in Los Angeles schools in the 1950's.
A Time of Activism
These students examined the struggle Los Angeles students faced in fighting for equal rights and educational opportunities from the mid-sixties to the early seventies. This site includes a PowerPoint presentation and a video documentary about issues around racism, including tracking in schools, the 1965 Watts rebellion, and the 1968 East LA Blowouts.
The Rise and Fall of Integration
This group researched how students perceived education from 1974 to 1983 and how this decade compares to education today. These students additionally created a PowerPoint presentation and a video documentary about the quality of education experienced by former Los Angeles students.
Critical Public History Writing Assignment
These researchers took a look at the demographic changes in South Los Angeles during the decade of 1973-1974. These changes include the influx of immigration from citizens of South American and Asian countries and the ensuing social division of the city. These students additionally created a Power Point presentation and a video documentary that examines the effects of gangs, drugs, and social reproduction on students' ability to receive a quality education.
From Products of Social Inequality to Shapers of Society
These students created a PowerPoint presentation and a video that asks, "Why are schools overcrowded?" and "Why do teachers lack credentials?"
Parents in South Gate/Lynwood
Behind the Alameda Corridor
Parent activists from Lynwood and South Gate interviewed residents and civic leaders in and around South Gate, Lynwood, and Los Angeles about the historical racism and segregation behind the Alameda Corridor.