33 results found for: subject:"Boston (Mass.)--History--20th century"

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1969

Roxbury Action Program

Roxbury Action Program

Roxbury (Boston, Mass.) - Statement of purpose and objectives for the RAP.

Roxbury Action Program Collection

1968 Sept. 22

Boston (Mass.). Black Community

General state of emergency

Boston (Mass.) - Announcement from Boston's Black Community of a general state of emergency following the assassination of Martin Luther King and statement of demands.

Roxbury Action Program Collection

1986 Apr. 27

Owens-Hicks, Shirley

Shirley Owens-Hicks: 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. The sister of State Senator Bill Owens, Shirley Owens Hicks was a key figure in school reform efforts in Boston beginning in the early 1970s, winning election to the Boston School Committee at the height of the busing crisis. She went on ... 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. 5

King, Melvin, 1928-

Mel King: 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 key community organizer in Boston in the late 1960s and 1970s, King was Director of the Urban League of Greater Boston and a state representative for the 9th Suffolk District from 1973-1982. In 1983, he became the first African American... more

D. Monty Neill Collection

1985

King, Melvin, 1928-

Mel King: 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 key community organizer in Boston in the late 1960s and 1970s, King was Director of the Urban League of Greater Boston and a state representative for the 9th Suffolk District from 1973-1982. In 1983, he became the first African American... 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 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 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 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