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1986 Apr. 23

Batson, Ruth

Ruth Batson: oral history with Monty Neill

Boston, Mass. - A native of Roxbury, a civil rights activist, and official in the NAACP, Batson was a leader in the legal challenge to the de facto segregation of Boston public schools in the 1960s. She was among the founders of METCO in 1966 and architects of its voluntary desegregation plan. Batson discusses her history in activism for desegregation with the NAACP Education Committee... more

D. Monty Neill Collection

1986 Feb. 27

Pressman, Robert

Robert Pressman: oral history with Monty Neill

Boston, Mass. - From a series of audio recordings with members of Boston's Black community about the busing crisis of the late 1970s and early 1980s. An attorney with Harvard's Center for Law and Education, Pressman worked with the NAACP to represent plaintiffs in Morgan v. Hennigan, the case that resulted in the 1974 order by Judge W. Arthur Garrity to end the de facto segregation of ... more

D. Monty Neill Collection

1986 Feb. 17

O'Bryant, John D.

John D. O'Bryant: oral history with Monty Neill

Boston, Mass. - From a series of audio recordings with members of Boston's Black community about the busing crisis of the late 1970s and early 1980s. A graduate of Boston University, O'Bryant taught for many years in the Boston public schools, becoming a protege of Mel King. In 1976, O'Bryant became the first African American person elected to the Boston School Committee, becoming a le... more

D. Monty Neill Collection

1986 Mar. 18

Atkins, Thomas I.

Thomas I. Atkins: oral history with Monty Neill

Boston, Mass. - From a series of audio recordings with members of Boston's Black community about the busing crisis of the late 1970s and early 1980s. An attorney and noted figure in Boston politics in the late 1960s and 1970s, Atkins was first elected to the City Council in 1967. Appointed Secretary of Communities and Development under Gov. Francis W. Sargeant in 1971, Atkins became th... more

D. Monty Neill Collection

1986 Mar. 17

Robinson, Jack E.

Jack E. Robinson: oral history with Monty Neill

Boston, Mass. - From a series of audio recordings with members of Boston's Black community about the busing crisis of the late 1970s and early 1980s. President of the Boston branch of the NAACP, Robinson filed the desegregation suit in 1972. Divisions between white and Black communities in Boston over desegregation and resistance of the School Committee; courage of Garrity's decision a... more

D. Monty Neill Collection

1986 Mar. 5

Parks, Paul

Paul Parks: oral history with Monty Neill

Boston, Mass. - From a series of audio recordings with members of Boston's Black community about the busing crisis of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Parks had a long pedigree in opposing school in education in Boston. He was active in 1963, when legal challenges to segregation of Boston Public Schools began to mount, assisted in winning passage of the Racial Imbalance Act in 1965, he ... more

D. Monty Neill Collection