Letter to Mayor White from South Boston Mother of Nine

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Title

Letter to Mayor White from South Boston Mother of Nine

Subject

African Americans—Segregation—Massachusetts—Boston
Boston Public Schools
Busing for school integration
School integration--Massachusetts--Boston--History
White, Kevin H.

Description

This letter to Mayor Kevin White from a South Boston mother of nine children explains the author's anger and disappointment at the prospect of busing children out of their neighborhoods. She had five children graduate from South Boston High School and she had hoped that the other four would do so as well. The letter discusses community pride through the sports at South Boston High School. The author claims that Roxbury will never be a part of her community even if her children are forced to go to school there.

Creator

Redacted

Source

Mayor Kevin H. White records, 1929-1999

Publisher

Boston City Archives

Date

August 9, 1974

Contributor

Paul Fuller

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 for more related information.

Format

Letter

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Mayor White Correspondence 0245.001, Box 3, Folder 15

Coverage

South Boston

Files

Citation

Redacted, “Letter to Mayor White from South Boston Mother of Nine,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed October 20, 2020, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/93.

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