Copy of a Letter from Phillip Snowden of Freedom House to Thomas Atkins, NAACP President-Boston Branch

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Title

Copy of a Letter from Phillip Snowden of Freedom House to Thomas Atkins, NAACP President-Boston Branch

Subject

Boston (Mass.)--History
Boston (Mass.)-- Public Schools
Boston (Mass.)-- Race Relations--History--20th century
African Americans--Segregation
Busing for school integration
School integration--Massachusetts--Boston--History

Description

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 METCO was closely monitoring all communications relating to Boston desegregation in 1974. This letter is notifying Thomas Atkins of the violence faced by black students who were being bused, and implores him to take the concerns raised by the Black Community Caucus at the Assembly for Justice before Judge Garrity, so that law and order will be upheld.

Creator

Phillip Snowden-- Freedom House INC.

Source

Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, INC
Records, 1961-2005

Publisher

Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections

Date

September 30, 1974

Contributor

Kristin Harris

Rights

This item is made available for research and educational purposes by Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections. Rights status is not evaluated.

Relation

Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), Inc., 1961-2005 (bulk 1966-1995), Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections. See also the Boston Social Justice Organizations and Activists at Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

M101, Box 2

Coverage

Boston, MA
Boston Public Schools
Boston, MA--NAACP

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Letter

Files

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Citation

Phillip Snowden-- Freedom House INC., “Copy of a Letter from Phillip Snowden of Freedom House to Thomas Atkins, NAACP President-Boston Branch,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed October 20, 2020, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/273.