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On January 29, 1964, protesters in Cleveland demanded integration of the city's public schools, which were overcrowded in the black neighborhoods. Whites attacked protesters that day, but a week later the Board of Education agreed to integrate the city's schools immediately. The decision was to bus black students to white schools but keep the black children completely separated from the white kids while in the schools. In April 1964 black students stayed home from school to protest what they felt was a racist decision. Civil rights activists created "Freedom Schools" as substitutes.
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