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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. 13

McGuire, Jean

Jean McGuire: 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 Executive Director of the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), McGuire was the first African American woman to gain a set on the Boston School Committee at large.

D. Monty Neill Collection

1985

Breeden, James P. (James Pleasant)

James P. Breeden: 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 priest at Roxbury's St. James Episcopal Church (and later at St. Paul's Cathedral in Boston) and a veteran of the Freedom rides of the early 1960s, Breeden played a critical role during the Boston busing crisis. Breeden joined the Cityw... more

D. Monty Neill Collection

1986 Feb. 18

Minor, Hasan

Hasan Minor: 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. Discussion of the politics of desegregation and education in Boston, the Boston School Committee, and the Black community; John O'Bryant; the Spillane administration.

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 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. 4

Glen, Beverly

Beverly Glen: 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. Glen was a member of the Citywide Parents Council in Boston.

D. Monty Neill Collection

1986 Mar. 26

Bing, Stephen R.

Stephen R. Bing: 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 Executive Director of the Massachusetts Advocacy Center, Bing discusses the legal case against segregation in Boston schools, continuing within-school segregation, and the fight against the high rate of suspension of Black... more

D. Monty Neill Collection

1986 Apr. 29

Peterkin, Robert, 1945-

Robert Peterkin: 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 educator, Peterkin was headmaster of Boston English High School during the busing crisis, and went on to become Superintendent of Cambridge Schools. Discussion of Peterkin's arrival at English High on the day Garrity issued his order, ... more

D. Monty Neill Collection

1985 Dec. 3

Dean, Sally

Sally Dean: 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. Dean was elected to the Citywide Parents' Council at her daughter's school and was part of the School Site Council.

D. Monty Neill Collection