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 (with intervening beeps due to Massachusetts state law governing recording phone conversations), Breeden discusses his return from Tanzania, work at Harvard, and immersion in implementation of the desegregation order in Boston, including work with the Freedom House Coalition and other community organizations.