1. The Hampton Plan
  2. From Protest to Policy Formation
The Hampton Plan

The student achievement gap that exists today along race and class lines is the intended consequence of conscious policies that began with the 1868 Hampton Plan, which was designed to deny black citizens a quality first-rate public education. This poster explains the Hampton Plan and provides an historical timeline.

From Protest to Policy Formation

In December 2006 the state legislature for the first time opened to the public the deliberations of the Legislative Budget Committee so that community could understand who was fighting against full funding of the MS Adequate Education Program. The poster highlights negotiations during the meetings and demonstrations at the Capitol.