Read about the first century of public education in Columbus and the later implementation of school desegregation.
A History of Columbus Schools, 1806-1912 - Education in the Columbus area began in 1806 when Lucas Sullivant built a school north of West Broad at Washington (later Sandusky) Street. By 1912, there were over fifty public schools in the city. Doreen Uhas Sauer traces the first century of public education in Columbus.
A Lesson on Change - This video clip was recorded at a Columbus elementary school on April 5, 1968, the day after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The film shoot was originally scheduled as part of a documentary on what change meant to African American and white students.