Six Word Stories on Education

Last fall, ProPublica teamed up with two Tuscaloosa, Ala., high schools — one integrated, one almost entirely black — to tell the story of resegregation in the South.

COMBO GrABStudents at the 99-percent black Central High School and integrated Northridge High School spent several weeks photographing their experiences, from inside classrooms to the football field, from homecoming festivities to performing arts. These students worked to show the modern realities of race and education from their perspective.

Their Six Word essays kick off ProPublica’s partnership with The Race Card Project.


We invite you to join the conversation by sharing your six word thoughts about race, education and opportunity. One sentence. Six Words. Your story.

Listen to the story on NPR’s Morning Edition

Segregation Now_Grab_PPRead Segregation Now by Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica Photography by Maisie Crow