Copy of a Letter sent to Boston PD Commissioner Robert DiGrazia

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Title

Copy of a Letter sent to Boston PD Commissioner Robert DiGrazia

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 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 the law. It outlines some of the violence faced by students from the area that are being bused as a part of the desegregation process in Boston Public Schools, and asks that the police follow the specific set of demands for safety presented by the concerned citizens of Columbia Point. It also states that the parents of these children are worried about strain that will lead to an overreaction by police.

Creator

Roger Tyler--Columbia Point Concerned Citizens

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 Police Department

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Letter

Files

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Citation

Roger Tyler--Columbia Point Concerned Citizens, “Copy of a Letter sent to Boston PD Commissioner Robert DiGrazia,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed December 5, 2020, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/276.