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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…

Letter from a METCO parent to Ruth Batson, thanking Ruth for allowing her daughter to be part of METCO.

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.

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…

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…

Flyer to promote a meeting of the Public Education Committee of the NAACP, Boston Branch, with the Boston School Committee.

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

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

Resume of Ruth M. Batson, ca. 1995.

Two pages from an unpublished report "The METCO Story" written by Ruth Batson.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.
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