Documents Tagged ‘school’

School Desegregation in Peoria, Illinois

Archive Entry Date: 06/1977

The US Commission on Civil Rights examined why a busing program hadn't alleviated segregation in Peoria's schools

Black Peorians Dropout in Alarming Numbers

Archive Entry Date: 11/2/1964

By November 1964, a 77% high school dropout rate beset black Peoria - higher than Chicago and Springfield.

“The Negro Situation in Peoria”

Archive Entry Date: 10/12/1960

The PJ Star argued everyone was "somewhat to blame" for the high black drop-out rate

Richard’s School Record

Archive Entry Date: 1945-1955

Richard struggled to find his way through Peoria's schools