Dr. Dudley Flood

Veteran NC educator, school integration pioneer recognized with state’s highest civilian honor

BY: - November 22, 2021

North Carolina Award recipient Dudley Flood reflects on a lifetime of combating segregation and improving public schools At age 90, Dr. Dudley Flood, an education trailblazer who helped North Carolina’s public schools to integrate, can easily recall attending an all-Black high school.  It was more than 75 years ago in tiny Winton, a town of fewer than 800 residents in Hertford County. 

New ‘Flood Center’ to focus on access, equity and educational opportunities for school children

BY: - October 28, 2020

Dr. Dudley Flood became a champion of school integration in North Carolina after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in the school desegregation case. Flood traveled to every corner of the state trying to unite communities divided over the 1954 ruling in which justices unanimously agreed that racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional. The Public School Forum of North Carolina announced Wednesday the […]