Breeden, James P. (James Pleasant) (interviewee)
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 Citywide Coordinating Council in 1976 that helped monitor compliance with the order to desegregate the city's schools, and became a Senior Officer for Planning and Policy at Boston Public Schools in 1980, moving to Dartmouth College in 1984 to become Dean. In a telephone interview, Breeden discusses his conflict with superintendent of Public Schools, Robert 'Bud' Spillane and Spillane's role in desegregation of the schools.