Memo to Boston Ministers

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Title

Memo to Boston Ministers

Subject

African Americans--Segregation
Boston (Mass.)
Boston Public Schools
Busing for school integration

Description

This brief memo was addressed to Boston-area ministers with the news that local police had temporarily but forcibly occupied the Columbia Point Christian Center due to tensions regarding busing. Columbia Point, a subsection of Dorchester, was well known at this time for its failing public housing projects. The creator of the memo, Oliver Powell, was a minister and leader of the Metropolitan Boston Association of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Creator

Oliver Powell

Source

Massachusetts Conference. Metropolitan Boston Association. Records, 1930-2003

Publisher

Congregational Library and Archives, Boston, Massachusetts

Date

September 30, 1974

Contributor

Jacob Lusk

Rights

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

Format

JPEG (Image coding standard)

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

Powell_Memo.jpg

Coverage

Dorchester (Boston, Mass.)

Files

Powell_Memo.jpg

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Citation

Oliver Powell, “Memo to Boston Ministers,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed October 21, 2020, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/7.