National Honor Society Case Study

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Furthermore, it can be argued the Federal Government was responsible for the advancement of civil rights for African-Americans from 1880-1980 because the Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education was a ground-breaking Supreme Court case dealing with busing students to promote integration in public schools in 1971. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system had more than 84,000 students in 107 schools in the 1968-1969 school year and there was an estimation of 24,000 Negros among those. Of the 24,000 Negros, about 14,000 attended 21 schools that were at least 99% Negro. This showed that desegregation was still needed in the city of Charlotte. It was first argued on 12 October 1970 but was officially decided on 20 April 1971. The Supreme…show more content…
The provenance of the source is a photo of the National Honour Society at West Charlotte in 1971. The students are standing around two parked buses. The National Honour Society should be respected because it is a nationwide organisation in the USA to recognise outstanding high school students. It also has great influence, due to the fact that it has over one million students that participate in the National Honour Society. This source was part of the high school’s yearbook, which shows a truthful account since Lisa Rab suggested that “black and white kids….made real friendships that defied racial divisions.” Furthermore, the person that took the picture was a WCHS Yearbook Staff in which they could’ve staged the photograph to make their school look…show more content…
It was also to show the integration between the blacks and whites were working and so Charlotte High School became nationally recognised as a model for student integration. Therefore, students and teachers came from as far as Boston to view the accomplishments of the
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