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

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

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

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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.

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

This letter was sent to Judge W. Arthur Garrity by a Boston church representative to invite him to a prayer breakfast for Boston Public Schools. The breakfast was sponsored by the Ecumenical Committee for Safety and Education and held at the Boston…

This letter was sent to Judge W. Arthur Garrity from religious leaders in Selma, Alabama to offer thoughts on the desegregation of Boston Public Schools. The author(s) explain the state of integration in the South, as well as the power of courts in…

This invitation to a recognize an organized "Day of Mourning" was sent to Judge Garrity. The invitation interprets Garrity's decision to desegregate schools as a violation of rights. It encourages parents to keep children home from school and instead…
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