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1986 Feb. 17

O'Bryant, John D.

John D. O'Bryant: 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 graduate of Boston University, O'Bryant taught for many years in the Boston public schools, becoming a protege of Mel King. In 1976, O'Bryant became the first African American person elected to the Boston School Committee, becoming a le... more

D. Monty Neill Collection

1986 Apr. 1

Owens, Bill, 1937-

Bill Owens: 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. Bill Owens was among the highest ranking African American politicians in Massachusetts, serving as a Democratic state representative (1973-1974), becoming the first African American elected to the state senate, serving from 1975-1982 and ... more

D. Monty Neill Collection

1986 Mar. 5

Parks, Paul

Paul Parks: 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. Parks had a long pedigree in opposing school in education in Boston. He was active in 1963, when legal challenges to segregation of Boston Public Schools began to mount, assisted in winning passage of the Racial Imbalance Act in 1965, he ... more

D. Monty Neill Collection