Segregation and Integration in the Delta
Feature Writing: Magazines and Weeklies
About the Entry
This three-part series examines the living legacy of historic racial segregation and desegregation in a former “oasis of tolerance and pragmatic gentility,” in one of the poorest, blackest areas of Mississippi.
- The anonymous town that was the model of desegregation in the Civil Rights era
- Most teachers claim we can’t learn because we don’t have resources like books
- What happens when two separate and unequal school districts merge?
- Emrys Eller, Contributing Videographer, The Hechinger Report
- LynNell Hancock, Contributor, The Hechinger Report
- Nicole Lewis, Contributor, The Hechinger Report
Comments from the Judges
“Startling look by Hechinger at the ups and downs of integration/segregation in MS. Plus, the way it includes video with this series is really impressive.”
“Great use of details, characters, story structure set in historical context. Excellent and revealing read.”
EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2017 National Awards for Education Reporting.