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The Massachusetts Black Caucus and other Black Community Organizations are writing an open letter to the Governor, petitioning that he do his best to uphold the law and allow for a smoother transition during Boston's desegregation. It is signed by…

An unpublished report by Ruth Batson called "The METCO Story." This page outlines the considerations taken in choosing students to participate in METCO in the summer of 1966.

Two pages from an unpublished report "The METCO Story" written by Ruth Batson. These pages highlight questions asked at parent informational meetings in the summer of 1966.

Resume of Ruth M. Batson, ca. 1995.

A Report from Ruth M. Batson, assistant director of METCO, updating the board of directors on the application process.

This is a copy of a letter sent from Roger Tyler of the Columbia Point Concerned Citizens to the Commissioner of the Boston Police Department, Robert DiGrazia. The letter lists the grievances of Columbia Point residents about unequal enforcement of…

A letter to Ruth M. Batson from Robert Place, Principal of Marblehead Junior High regarding her retirement from METCO.

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This is a copy of a letter that was sent by Phillip Snowden of Freedom House INC. to Thomas Atkins, President of the Boston Branch of the NAACP. It is clear from this, as well as various other copies of letters in the METCO correspondence files that…

In a letter sent to METCO directors from Otto and Muriel Snowden, the Snowdens thank METCO for their support. It seems that the Snowdens were going through a difficult time at the height of Boston desegregation, and we can assume from this letter…

A letter written to Ruth Batson from a greatful METCO parent informing Ruth of her child's college acceptance and thanking her for her help.
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