1986 Mar. 17
Robinson, Jack E.
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
1986 Mar. 5
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
2013 Aug. 13
Edwards, Lee R.
Amherst (Mass.) - Oral history with Prof. Emeritus in English and Women's Studies at UMass Amherst and Dean of College of Humanities and Fine Arts (1991-2006). (00:00:35) Academic background; arrival in Fall 1966 as ABD at Univ. of California San Diego with husband, who was hired in Zoology; expected to finish dissertation and eventually move on; dissatisfaction with position as faculty wife ... more
2015 Mar. 25
Strickland, William, 1937-
Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Bill Strickland, Professor of African American Studies at UMass Amherst.