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South Boston High School students Kevin Davis, Eileen Sweeney and Joan McDonough in the WGBH studio
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Evening Compass broadcast
Original Airdate: 9/8/1975

Length: 00:43:54
Item Type: newstape - aircheck

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Description : Abstract
Evening Compass late edition newscast on the first day of school during Phase II desegregation of Boston schools. Ed Baumeister and Paul deGive introduce the show and report that 80 arrests were made on the opening day of school. Baumeister reports that 77 members of the Committee Against Racism (CAR) were arrested for demonstrating along a bus route in South Boston. The introduction includes footage of Arthur Gartland (Citywide Coordinating Council) saying that the opening of schools was a success. Gary Griffith reports on street unrest and molotov cocktail incidents from police headquarters. DeGive reports on the opening of Charlestown High School, and on confrontations between Charlestown residents and police. DeGive reports that police motorcycles bore down with little warning on demonstrators sitting down in the middle of Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown; that a gang of youth overturned two cars in Charlestown and assaulted an African American student at Bunker Hill Community College. Baumeister reports on a peaceful opening day at South Boston High School. DeGive introduces footage of Marion Fahey (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) reporting on a successful opening day across the city. Judy Stoia is in the studio with Eileen Sweeney (student, South Boston High School), Joan McDonough (student, South Boston High School) and Kevin Davis (student, South Boston High School). Sweeney and McDonough read prepared pieces about their experiences on the opening day of school, while Davis describes his experience of being an African American student bused into South Boston High School. Pam Bullard interviews Joyce Grant (Harvard University) and James Mullan (Assistant Headmaster, Roxbury High School) about the link between Harvard University and Roxbury High School. Bullard talks about the court-ordered program which pairs public schools with universities and cultural institutions. Mullan and Grant talk about opportunities for Roxbury High School students at Harvard. Bullard also interviews Dr. Herman Goldberg (US Department of Health, Education and Welfare) about his presence in Boston to oversee the opening of schools. Goldberg explains that the Boston Public School System has received the largest grant in the nation to aid in the school desegregation process.

This tape has audible time code on track 2.

Contributor : Host
Ed Baumeister
Pam Bullard
Paul deGive
Judy Stoia

Contributor : Reporter
Gary Griffith

Contributor : Guests
Kevin Davis
Dr. Herman Goldberg
Joyce Grant
Joan McDonough
James Mullan
Eileen Sweeney
Format : Tape 1395   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 18482 
Betacam cassette 101509 
VHS cassette 101658 
digital betacam cassette 91699 
Betacam cassette 101674 

Subject : Keywords
Busing for school integration - African Americans and,
Busing for school integration - Federal law enforcement
Busing for school integration - First day of school
Busing for school integration - Police
Busing for school integration - Police patrol
Busing for school integration - Protest
Busing for school integration - School attendance
Busing for school integration - School improvement programs
Busing for school integration - Students
Busing for school integration - Violence
Charlestown High School
Police - Arrests
Police patrol
Race relations
Roxbury High School
South Boston High School
Universities and colleges

Subject : Personal Names
Baumeister, Ed
Bullard, Pam
Davis, Kevin
deGive, Paul
Fahey, Marion
Gartland, Arthur
Goldberg, Dr. Herman
Grant, Joyce
Griffith, Gary
Kearney, Dennis
MacDonald, Bill
Matthews, David
McDonough, Joan
Mullan, James
Stoia, Judy
Sweeney, Eileen
VanGorder, Mrs. Frank

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Bunker Hill Community College
Bunker Hill Housing Project
Harvard University
US Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW)

Subject : Geographic Locations
Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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