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This article is published in MOSAIC's Spring 1985 edition. Students look back on their experiences with desegregation in Boston schools and in particular, busing.

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D. David Bloom, a Mattapan native, was in third grade during the beginning of desegregation in the Boston public. This interview with Vini Maranan describes his experiences during that time.

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During the desegregation of Boston public schools Mayor Kevin White received numerous letters, including students in Boston. The student in this letter encourages Mayor White to continue desegregating the schools, calling him "the best mayor we…

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The student wrote a letter to Mayor White listing the reasons why they believed busing to be a bad idea. During the desegregation of Boston public schools Mayor Kevin White received numerous letters, both in support of and against desegregation…

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During the desegregation of Boston public schools Mayor Kevin White received numerous letters, including students in Boston. The student in this letter believes integration is impossible to enforce all at once and suggests that students in the first…

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The 11-year-old student from Winthrop, MA, suggests that Mayor White move the teachers rather than the students.

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The two students from Walterboro, South Carolina, wrote to Mayor Kevin White about their experience with integration in their town in 1971 - 1972. Although many were unhappy at first, there was minimal violence and no protests to integration. The two…

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The student attended the Oliver W. Holmes School in Dorchester and is against busing. The student wrote to Mayor White to say that they did not wish to be bused to South Boston the following school year.

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Students at the Oliver W. Holmes School in Dorchester, MA wrote essays on their experiences with Phase I of the court ordered desegregation of Boston public schools. The students' teacher sent the essays to Mayor Kevin White. Almost all of the essays…

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Students at the Oliver W. Holmes School in Dorchester, MA, wrote essays on their experiences with Phase I of the court ordered desegregation of Boston public schools. The students' teacher sent the essays to Mayor Kevin White. Almost all of the…
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