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This card was sent to Judge Garrity to notify him of mass services held "for [his] welfare and intentions" at St. Anthony Shrine.

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This letter was sent to Judge W. Arthur Garrity from a Cambridge-based theologian to express thanks for his decision to desegregate Boston's schools. The letter discusses Christian faith, schools of theology, and ethnicity in religious contexts.

Garrity 10_Redacted.pdf
Letter to Senator Kennedy which tried to disprove that black schools were of inferior quality.

Garrity 09_Redacted.pdf
Letter to Judge Garrity from Mattapan resident who voiced strong opposition to busing.

Garrity 08_Redacted.pdf
Letter to Judge Garrity from Dorchester Resident who was concerned with "the criminal element in the black area."

Garrity 05_Redacted.pdf
Letter to Judge Garrity from Dorchester resident who was concerned that her daughter would not be attending the same high school she attended for the last three years.

Garrity 04_Redacted.pdf
Letter to Judge Garrity from Dorchester resident, who felt that his city and "country are no longer a Democracy." He also showed concern about a "black Boston, not an integrated one."

Garrity 03_Redacted.pdf
Letter from Mattapan resident who congratulated Judge Garrity for his court decision.

Garrity 02_Redacted.pdf
Letter from Jamaica Plain resident, who complained that "colored" people "changed the face of Roxbury."

Garrity 01_Redacted.pdf
Letter to Judge Garrity from concerned Dorchester resident, who wrote that the School Committee was "not supplying buses for the children" in her area. She asked him if her community could "either have the buses for transfers back to the [redacted]…
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