desegregate desegregate  /dɪs ˈɛ ɡrə ˌɡeɪt/


  • (v) open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups




  1. To desegregate Nashville's lunch counters in 1958, King, right, brought in James Lawson, a student of Gandhi's, to train protesters in nonviolence.
  2. Shuttlesworth got that one during his 1958 effort to desegregate Birmingham buses.
  3. Thus Carter is against federal policies that would require the building of public and other federally subsidized housing on sites deliberately chosen to desegregate neighborhoods.


  • The Desegregation Of Birmingham's Golf Courses

    This week Audie Cornish takes us deeper into the news that shaped the city of Birmingham, Alabama in the summer of 1963. Today, she visits the Boswell-Highlands golf course and talks to black golfers about the journey to desegregate the city's public greens.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: NPR


  1. Mary Frances Berry, a former chairman and 25-year member of the US Commission on Civil Rights, said Thursday's ruling "just means that people are closed off from having any kind of goal at all in communities if they wish to desegregate, and if they...
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Mary Frances Berry Source: Forbes

  2. "Before welfare reform, you had, in the minds of most Americans, a stark separation between the deserving working poor and the undeserving welfare poor," Mr. Obama said in an interview. "What welfare reform did was desegregate those two...
    on Apr 11, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

  3. "Now the issue is we must fight for our shares of these posts," Jackson said. "We need more hosts, writers and producers. We need to desegregate the airways, bringing an end to segregation of the airways. From three to 11, all day, all night,...
    on Apr 12, 2007 By: Jesse Jackson Source: Black America Web

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