A Court Order Forced Fayette County Schools to Integrate. Will Progress Continue Without It?

Black residents worry "they'll go back to the old way" without the consent decree.

Myles Wilson stands outside Somerville Elementary School on Thurs., May 16, 2024 in Fayette County, Tennessee. The school, which was predominantly white, was closed in 2014 to comply with a 1965 desegregation order. (Tonyaa Weathersbee / Chalkbeat)

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