A national Gallup Poll finds that 87% of Americans now believe that Brown v. Board of Education was rightly decidedčup from 63% in the early 60s. Fifteen per cent of Southerners still say that Brown was wrongly decided. Sixty-five per cent of the general population and 70% of African Americans in particular say that desegregation has improved the quality of education for black students. Sixty-two percent of those polled say that desegregation has improved race relations. Eighty-four per cent of African Americans support further desegregation efforts.
NovemberIn the congressional elections of 1994, Republicans take control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.