Title

Educational Apartheid in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia: An Oral History of Desegregation and Resegregation

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Publication Title

School Desegregation: Oral Histories Toward Understanding the Effects of White Domination

DOI

10.1007/978-94-6209-965-4_3

ISBN

978-94-6209-965-4

Abstract

Macon/Bibb County, Georgia has always been a city with a disproportionately large Black population (just over 50%, as compared to 12.8% nationally and 30% statewide). Recent data show the population as 155,000, of which 20% live below the poverty level (U.S. Census, 2008). Macon/Bibb County has 41 public schools and 19 private schools (GeorgiaFacts.net, 2009).

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