O'Bryant, John 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. A graduate of Boston University, O'Bryant taught for many years in the Boston public schools, becoming a protege of Mel King. In 1976, O'Bryant became the first African American person elected to the Boston School Committee, becoming a leader during the busing crisis and years following, serving as president of the committee until 1990. O'Bryant reviews his involvement in desegregation efforts in Boston through the NAACP beginning in 1965 through the busing crisis; Mel King; the School Committee; politics.