Dallas Schools, Long Segregated, Charge Forward on Diversity

By DANA GOLDSTEIN June 19, 2017 DALLAS — Michael Hinojosa was about to enter the ninth grade in Dallas when a federal judge ordered the city’s public schools to integrate. It was 1971, and Mr. Hinojosa, the Mexican-American son of a preacher, was...

John T. Curtin, Judge Who Desegregated Buffalo Schools, Dies at 95

By RICHARD SANDOMIR April 20, 2017 John T. Curtin, a federal judge whose rulings forced Buffalo to desegregate its schools and the Occidental Chemical Corporation to clean the chemical wastes at the toxic Love Canal landfill, died on April 14 in Orchard...