Brown Comes Down: To Be a "Poly Boy"


Two years before Brown v. Board, the Baltimore school board approved the integration of Baltimore Polytechnic institute on the grounds that no other black school offered anything approximating its rigorous "A course" college prep curriculum. On October 4, 2006, Tom Hall interviewed Kevin Tolson, Poly Class of 2006, who made the documentary "Blazing a Trail Before Brown," and Milton Cornish, one of the first African-Americans to integrate Poly in 1952.