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Resume of Ruth M. Batson, ca. 1995.

Senior picture of Ruth M. Batson (nee Watson) from The Girl's Latin School, Boston.

Many of these students worried about attending integrated schools. By the end of the year most of them admitted to enjoying the year and making new friends.

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The foundational document of the newly formed METCO program following the Racial Imbalance Act of 1965

Preliminary proposal to Carnegie Corp for funding METCO program

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A letter from Ruth Batson, chairman of the Public Education Committee of the NAACP Boston Branch, to Louise Day Hicks, chairman of the Boston School Committee, outlining the discussion points the NAACP would like to make at the August 15th, 1963…

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

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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]…

A third grader wrote to Mayor White to tell him he wants the violence to stop.

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Students from advanced fourth and fifth grade classes at the M.J. Tobin School in Roxbury shared their concerns about busing. They were afraid that Phase II of forced busing would end advanced classes and this would academically hold back from…
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