Letter from a resident of Mobile, Alabama, to Mayor Kevin H. White

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Title

Letter from a resident of Mobile, Alabama, to Mayor Kevin H. White

Subject

African American youth--Massachusetts--Boston
Boston Public Schools
Busing for school integration
School integration--Massachusetts--Boston
Race awareness--Boston
Segregation in education--United States

Description

A collection of notes and poems poems sent to Mayor Kevin H. White by a Mobile, Alabama resident concerning school integration and other social issues.

Creator

Name redacted

Source

Mayor Kevin H. White records, 1929-1999 (Bulk, 1968-1983). Box 2, folder 23: correspondence, busing, 1973-1975.

Publisher

Boston City Archives

Date

1975-01-07

Contributor

Anderson, Connor M.

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

0245001-002-023-002

Coverage

Mobile, AL
Boston, MA

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Text

[Redacted]

Mobile, AL 36606

The Honorable Kevin White

Mayor of the City of Boston

City Hall

Boston, MA 02201

 

Dear Sir: In behalf of Peace among men, Harmony in the home, and respect for creation in Colors—please accept the following:

UPROOTING STUDENTS

            That practice affects the education of the children. It deprives them of “freedom of choice”, interferes with their social freedom, and it disrupts their hope routine.

            When, there were only a few mixed in different schools, perhaps, that was the way the parents and students, wanted it.

            Rather than, switching the pupils from one school to another, a portion of moon-shooting money, could build up and open up the schools---thus cater to the people.

            And, should HEW continue to bus, or switch the students from their neighborhood school, to achieve racial mix---the parents, should be assured their children’s protection, since they are denied their Rights.

 

POLICEMEN

            And what about the Policeman? His job is a dangerous one. The field he chose for his livelihood. Do, consider his bravery, and his desire to protect. And the strong perseverance to master his job, and the rebellion of those who resent his shot---in self defense.

            Law and Order, is a tremendous job, in this mixed-up day. The Policemen, should be highly respected, and should, receive a high rate of pay.

 

And for Clean Air:                    THE ENCLOSED SMOKER

 

            The Enclosed Smoker---is he fully aware,

            That he stinks-up, and contaminates---another man’s air?

            To his nonsmoking audience---He’s a selfish ‘ole cuss!

            And those with sinitis [sic], good air is a must.

            Yet, he blows, and he puffs, and he tar-fills the air.

            And gives a selfish impression---THE ONLY ONE THERE.

 

And to Protect the Innocent:                 CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

            Right to live, Wrong to kill.

            Kill the right---Wrong to live.

            An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

            For gone, is someone’s John, or, someone’s Ruth.

 

And, many feel, as do I.

                                                                                                   Sincerely yours,

                                                                                                          [Redacted]

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NOTE: Please send a copy of this to: Judge Garrity.

Original Format

Paper

Files

0245001-002-023002B.jpg

Citation

Name redacted, “Letter from a resident of Mobile, Alabama, to Mayor Kevin H. White,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed July 3, 2022, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/406.

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