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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 Apr. 1

Snowden, Muriel S. (Muriel Sutherland), 1916-

Muriel Snowden: 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. Snowden and her husband Otto were cofounders of the Freedom House in 1949 in Roxbury that promotes economic self-sufficiency and social justice in Boston.

D. Monty Neill Collection

1986 Mar. 20

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 May 19

Smith, Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Smith: 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 activist in Boston, Smith was a founder of the City-Wide Educational Coalition and in the mid-1980s served as Chair of the state Board of Education. Discussion of history of educational protest in Boston's Black community and her invol... more

D. Monty Neill Collection

1986 Mar. 11

Johnson, Larry J.

Larry J. Johnson: 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. Counsel for the plaintiffs in the continuing desegregation suit against Boston Public Schools and in 1982, unsuccessfully requested that the court halt mandatory busing, arguing that it had failed to produce quality education, and replace... more

D. Monty Neill Collection