Sanford: There’s a patriotic message behind desegregation busing

By , Daily Memphian Published: July 04, 2019 4:00 AM CT
Otis Sanford
Daily Memphian

Otis Sanford

Otis Sanford holds the Hardin Chair of Excellence in Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Memphis and is the political analyst and commentator for WATN Local 24. Contact him at 901-678-3669 or at Follow him on Twitter @otissanford.

African-Americans were not about to just show up at all-white public schools and trust that they would be accepted. It required the power of the federal courts – and in some instances the muscle of the federal government – to force change.   


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