Lying low on the Delta flatlands, spreading east of the Mississippi river, Tunica County has as scarred an educational past as any region in the United States.

It was here that, until 1952, black children were taught in one-room schoolhouses. Here, for almost the next two decades, that blacks and whites went to separate and unequal public schools. It wasn’t until 1970 that a federal judge stepped in and ordered the desegregation of a system entangled in the racial thickets of the civil rights-era South.

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