Almost 70 years since the landmark Brown v. Board of Education and an Alabama school district is still being challenged on persisting segregation and discrimination.

The small Alabama city of Gardendale that once seceded from a multiracial school district to start its own segregated all-white district was ordered to pay the NAACP $850,000 in legal fees and expenses for the Black student plaintiffs.

Lawyers for African-American students have appealed a judge's ruling allowing for Gardendale, Alabama to form their own segregated school system.

An Alabama civil rights pioneer is laid to rest. Dr. Sonnie Hereford was determined to knock down the wall of school segregation.