Letter to Judge Garrity from a high school student in Boston

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Title

Letter to Judge Garrity from a high school student in Boston

Subject

Boston Public Schools
Busing for school integration
School integration--Massachusetts--Boston--History
Garrity, Wendell Arthur, 1920-1999

Description

On June 21, 1974, Judge Garrity ruled in a court case that was filed by the NAACP in 1972. He found that racial segregation was present in the Boston school system in all areas of the city, at all grade levels, and in all types of schools. A firestorm ensued, and he received a barrage of correspondence from students, parents and citizens, both in support and in hostility to his court decision. This student was about to be a senior in high school and wrote to Judge Garrity explaining why they should be able to stay at their current school. This particular student already bought their class ring and had their picture taken for the school yearbook and did not want to be forced to attend another school for senior year.

Creator

Name Redacted

Source

Garrity, W Arthur, Jr. : Papers on the Boston Schools Desegregation Case, 1972-1997. SC-0090 Box 49, Folder 3: Correspondence

Publisher

University Archives & Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Boston

Date

1974-08-19

Contributor

Prescott, Lauren

Rights

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Relation

View the finding aid to the Garrity, W Arthur, Jr. : Papers on the Boston Schools Desegregation Case, 1972-1997 for more related information.

Format

PDF (Computer file format)

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Garrity-f3-002.pdf

Coverage

Boston (Mass.)

Files

Citation

Name Redacted, “Letter to Judge Garrity from a high school student in Boston,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed February 19, 2020, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/217.