Sydney Melson was an APR student intern, and a graduate student in the University of Alabama's COM-J program. The APR newsroom provides mentoring for journalism students pursuing their master's degree. Sydney produced APR's feature on segregation academies.
Alabama Public Radio is celebrating forty years on the air in 2022. The APR news team is diving into our archives to bring you encore airings of the best of our coverage. That includes this story from 2020. APR student intern Sydney Melson produced this feature on so called “segregation academies” in Alabama. Here’s thaty story from the APR archives
Across the state, many private academies started as a place to bypass desegregation laws. Jennifer Belcher-Glass, an alumnus of the now-closed Marengo…