Student Essay on Desegregation

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Title

Student Essay on Desegregation

Subject

Boston (Mass.)—Race Relations--History—20th Century
Boston Public Schools
Busing for school integration
Race awareness—Massachusetts--Boston
Race relations--History--20th Century
School integration--Massachusetts--Boston
Segregation in education--United States
White, Kevin H.

Description

Students at the Oliver W. Holmes School in Dorchester, MA wrote essays on their experiences with Phase I of the court ordered desegregation of Boston public schools. The students' teacher sent the essays to Mayor Kevin White. Almost all of the essays demonstrate that while desegregation was the focus in the beginning of the school year, that disappeared as they formed new friendships and went on multiple field trips. The student in this essay was frightened of being bused to an integrated school, thinking that white people would gun down the buses. However, the student began to feel safe at school, made friends, and hopes to remain at the Holmes school the following year.

Creator

Name Redacted

Source

Mayor Kevin H. White records, 1929-1999 (Bulk, 1968-1983). 0245.001 Box 3, Folder 5: Correspondence

Publisher

Boston City Archives

Date

circa 1975

Contributor

Prescott, Lauren

Rights

This item is made available for research and educational purposes by the Boston City Archives. Rights status is not evaluated.

Relation

View the finding aid to the Mayor Kevin H. White records, 1929-1999 (Bulk, 1968-1983) for more related information.

Format

JPEG (Image coding standard)

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

0245-001-B03-F05.jpg

Coverage

Dorchester (Boston, Mass.)

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Original Format

Essay

Files

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Citation

Name Redacted, “Student Essay on Desegregation,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed October 21, 2020, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/34.

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