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Seg. 1: Modern School Integration | Seg. 2: Historic Female Rulers (R)

Segment 1: Why integration is still important in modern society and how students are positivey affected by it. 

Integration was most prevalent in the 1970s and 80s, but professor Rucker Johnson believes it has disappeared in modern society and needs to make a come back. Hear his thoughts on past integration efforts and the current segregation of schools. 

Segment 2, beginning at 26:21: The overlooked power and influence of the female rulers of Egypt.

When its authoritarian regime was threatened, Egypt often turned to the women in its royal lines to restore and keep order. Find out how they came to power and why so many of their stories were erased from history.

  • Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptian art and architecture, UCLA
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