King, Melvin, 1928- (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 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 to run for mayor of Boston. Discussion around the meaning of quality education within Boston's Black community and the struggles surrounding the public schools; diversity of positions within the community; belief that just the process of mobilization is valuable, even if the result is not.