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Emmons, George

George Emmons: interview with Wendy Germain and Mary Kate Jordan

Monterey (Mass.) - Interview with longtime Monterey resident and artist George Emmons, who discusses art, life, times in Monterey, community involvement and plans for the future.

Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center (Berkshire Community College) Collection

2008 June 22

Lovejoy, Sam

Sam Lovejoy oral history with Blake Slonecker

Montague (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Sam Lovejoy, former resident of the Montague Farm community: including discussions of Amherst College in the 1960s; Marshall Bloom; joining the Farm; SDS; antinuclear activity; MUSE; entering town politics in Montague; political corruption; significance of the Montague Farm.

Blake Slonecker Oral History Collection

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