Tuesday, December 6

Boston busing desegregation 1974-1988


1974 Boston Busing Crisis
Wikipedia - "The desegregation of Boston public schools (1974–1988) was a period in which the Boston Public Schools were under court control to desegregate through a system of busing students. The call for desegregation and the first years of its implementation led to a series of racial protests and riots that brought national attention, particularly from 1974 to 1976. In response to the Massachusetts legislature's enactment of the 1965 Racial Imbalance Act, which ordered the state's public schools to desegregate, W. Arthur Garrity Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts laid out a plan for compulsory busing of students between predominantly white and black areas of the city. ..."
Wikipedia
The Atlantic: The Lasting Legacy of the Boston Busing Crisis
PBS: The Story of the Movement
'It Was Like A War Zone': Busing In Boston
Boston: The Boston busing crisis: 40 years later (Video)

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