Audio produced by StoryCorps Studios in partnership with GBH Boston.
In this recording, Destiny McLurkin interviews her mother Diane Powers, who grew up in Seattle during the city’s desegregation of its schools. Diane recalls the efficiency with which Seattle enforced integration after Brown v. Board of Education was decided, and the resistance by white parents to the initial busing plan. Diane also describes the community education efforts – including “freedom schools” – that were organized in response to racial educational inequality.
Audio recorded virtually on June 6, 2023.
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