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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

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 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 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

1986 Mar. 20

Pola, Carmen D.

Carmen D. Pola: 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. As coordinator of the Community District Advisory Council of the Boston Public Schools and director of the Project to Monitor the Code of Discipline, Pola was a key figure in overseeing bilingual education initiatives in Boston schools du... more

D. Monty Neill Collection

1986 Jan. 30

Haskins, Kenneth, 1923-1994

Kenneth Haskins: 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 and school principal, Haskins joined the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1974, later serving as President of Roxbury Community College (1978-1984). Continuation of discussion of desegregation in Boston s... more

D. Monty Neill Collection

1986 Jan. 30

Haskins, Kenneth, 1923-1994

Kenneth Haskins: 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 and school principal, Haskins joined the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1974, later serving as President of Roxbury Community College (1978-1984). Discussion of the desegregation effort in Boston, "qual... more

D. Monty Neill Collection

1986 Feb. 17

Teixeira, Manuel

Manuel Teixeira: 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. Teixeira was a co-chair of the Community District Advisory Council for District I. Discussion of establishment and structure of districts parents' councils within each district (the Ethnic Parents Councils); impact of busing: South Boston... more

D. Monty Neill Collection