BB&K In the News Nov 10, 2014

Riverside: School Desegregation Chronicled in New Book

BB&K Partner and Former Riverside Unified School Board President Arthur L. Littleworth Recalls Desegregation in Riverside's Schools in His New Book. The Press-Enterprise Reports

In his new book “No Easy Way: Integrating Riverside Schools – A Victory for Community,” Best Best & Krieger Partner Arthur L. Littleworth, a former Riverside school board president, discusses how an arson at a segregated school began “the week of Hell” and led to the eventual voluntary integration of the district’s schools.

Mr. Littleworth discusses the book and the decision to desegregate in an interview with the Press-Enterprise. The district decided to integrate the schools almost 50 years ago to reduce discrimination and “to treat a Riverside community as one people,” Mr. Littleworth told the PE. “This hopefully remains.”

On Saturday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m., Poly High School will be re-dedicating the Littleworth Theater with a timeline mural that includes highlights of Mr. Littleworth’s life and the nation’s history. All are welcome and Mr. Littleworth will be signing copies of his book, which will be available for purchase.

To see the full article in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

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