Letter from Ms. Elma Lewis of the National Center for African-American Artists to Dr. William Leary, Superintendent of Boston Public Schools

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Title

Letter from Ms. Elma Lewis of the National Center for African-American Artists to Dr. William Leary, Superintendent of Boston Public Schools

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 is a letter from Ms. Elma Lewis sent to Superintendent Dr. William Leary to alert him for an "Assembly of Justice" to be held by the Black Community Caucus for Quality Education. The letter lists demands to be discussed on behalf of the parents of black students, and these demands are aimed to demand quality integrated education. It discusses the need for protection for black students from being harassed, and therefore having their education affected, during the process of integration. It is signed by many dignitaries and supporters of the Black community in the Greater Boston Area as a sign of goodwill and a call to action.

Creator

Ms. Elma Lewis, National Center for African-American Artists

Source

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

Publisher

Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections

Date

September 30, 1974

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 2

Coverage

Boston, MA
Boston Public Schools

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Original Format

Photo of original typed letter

Files

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Citation

Ms. Elma Lewis, National Center for African-American Artists, “Letter from Ms. Elma Lewis of the National Center for African-American Artists to Dr. William Leary, Superintendent of Boston Public Schools,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed December 2, 2020, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/96.