I wrote a few days ago about former Superintendent Neil Sullivan’s book about the 1968 voluntary integration of Berkeley’s public elementary schools. A bunch of people have already asked me to borrow the book, so I guess there is some interest in the topic.
If you want further details about the 1968 integration plan, as well as more recent history about the integration plans that followed the 1968 plan, you should read this brief written by former school board member Miriam Rokeach.
Rokeach wrote the brief in 2008 in support of the District’s legal defense of its current school assignment plan, which was ultimately upheld by the courts. The brief is thoroughly-researched and very readable. I recommend it.