Letter from Jean McGuire to Ms. Marion Fahey, Superintendent of the Boston School Committee

Dublin Core

Title

Letter from Jean McGuire to Ms. Marion Fahey, Superintendent of the Boston School Committee

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 letter is applauding Marion Fahey and the Boston School Committee for hiring Muriel K. Harris as the new community Superintendent of District 9. Harris, as noted by Jean McGuire, held a doctorate in administration from Harvard University and was not only more than capable of the job, but was also a capable black woman. The importance of this is that Jean McGuire hopes that the hiring of Muriel K. Harris would help to bridge the gap in black representation and employment in the upper echelons of school administration.

Creator

Jean McGuire, Executive Director of METCO

Source

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

Publisher

Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections

Date

September 19, 1975

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 12, Folder 22

Coverage

Boston, MA
Boston Public Schools

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Letter

Files

20150414_115155.jpg

Citation

Jean McGuire, Executive Director of METCO, “Letter from Jean McGuire to Ms. Marion Fahey, Superintendent of the Boston School Committee,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed October 21, 2020, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/351.