A woman stands next to a bus at the Levin Museum of the New South
Janeen Bryant—pictured here at the Levine Museum of the New South—says Charlotte’s “progressive” pride has been wounded by the re-segregation of its schools: “There’s a lot of mythology that has to be nurtured in Charlotte.”
Mike Carroll

Charlotte: Confronting Segregation in the New South

For a generation, Charlotte was “the city that made busing work.” Then, as the city’s star rose, things changed. Can a community whose identity is rooted in progress diversify its schools?
Tim Kennedy