Arroyo, Felix D. (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.Arroyo became the first Latino to run for citywide office in Boston when he ran for School Committee in 1981 and 1983. A founder of the Latino Democratic Committee in 1984, the first state-level Latino political organization in Massachusetts, and he served as Sen. John Kerry's Latin American Affairs Director and in the cabinet of Mayor Raymond Flynn (1985-1992). In 1992, he resigned his cabinet position to take an unpaid position as a member of the Boston School Committee, where he served from 1992 until 1999, attaining the positions of Vice President and President. Debate over the Garrity decision and desegregation in Boston schools versus quality in education; tensions within the communities over bilingual education; tension between desegregation and community control.