Alabama Charter Opens as First Integrated School in Sumter County

For the first time, black students and white students are learning side-by-side in integrated public school classrooms at University Charter School in Sumter County in Alabama. More than half of the school's 300-plus students are black, while just under half are white, according to a recent news article by AL.com.

Enrollment in Sumter County public schools has been virtually 100 percent African-American. University Charter School aims to change that, according to NPR. For most students, it's the first time they'll be learning next to someone of another race.

To read more about the school, visit their website.