Letter from a resident of Alicante, Spain, to Louise Day Hicks

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Title

Letter from a resident of Alicante, Spain, to Louise Day Hicks

Subject

Boston (Mass.)--History
Boston (Mass.)--Race Relations--History--20th Century
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 resident of Alacant, Alicante, Spain writes to Louise Day Hicks praising Hicks for her "commendable campaign in favour of neighborhood schools in Boston"

Creator

Name redacted

Source

Louise Day Hicks Papers, 1971-1975 (Bulk, 1974-1975). Box 1, folder 2: correspondence, 1971-1974

Publisher

Boston City Archives

Date

1974-09-10

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 Louise Day Hicks papers, 1971-1975 (Bulk, 1974-1975) for more related information

Format

JPEG (Image coding standard)

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

9800015-001-002-003

Coverage

Alacant, Alicante, Spain
Boston, MA

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Text

                                                          Alicante, Spain
                                                               9. 10. 74.

Dear Mrs Hicks.
                   I read about your commendable campaign in favour of neighborhood schools in Boston. Integration will never work + will only lead to more violence and ill feeling. Eventually integrationists will have to admit the facts of life, but must a generation of school children suffer disruption in the meantime until the integrationist establishment wakes up?

     Keep on with your campaign- your struggle is very important for America as a whole. If you refuse to be silenced, your stand could be a turning point in American history.

                    Sincerely.
                    [Redacted]

P.S. It occurred to me that the following might be a good slogan for a bumper sticker:
SAVE FUEL -- END BUSING!

Original Format

Paper

Files

9800015-001-002-003A.jpg

Citation

Name redacted, “Letter from a resident of Alicante, Spain, to Louise Day Hicks,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed August 15, 2022, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/410.

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