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John Kerrigan discusses his opposition to busing in Boston
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September in July
Original Airdate: 7/9/1974

Length: 00:58:14
Item Type: newstape - aircheck

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Description : Abstract
Evening Compass special features updates and information on the court-ordered desegregation of Boston schools. Ed Baumeister gives a brief history of civil rights in Boston. Racial Harmony Now Committee holds an in-studio meeting to discuss community involvement in busing, school integration and education. Roy Covell (Boston Police Department) reports on police efforts to ensure the safety of students. John Kerrigan (Chairman, Boston School Committee) and Kathleen Sullivan (Boston School Committee) discuss the court order by Judge Garrity and the implementation of the state plan to integrate Boston schools in September. Greg Pilkington reports on the on-going hearings to determine a long-term remedy for integrating Boston schools. Eric Van Loon (lawyer for the plaintiffs, Morgan v. Hennigan) comments on the court ruling and the on-going hearings. Judy Stoia reports on MBTA proposals to cover busing needs. Members of the Citywide Education Coalition are in the studio to answer calls from parents and give information on neighborhood groups working with schools on the transition to the state racial balance plan.

Creator : Executive Producer
Robert E. Ferrante

Creator : Producer
Charles C. Stuart

Contributor : Director
Charles C. Stuart

Contributor : Host
Ed Baumeister
Greg Pilkington
Judy Stoia

Contributor : Guests
Pam Bullard
Roy Covell
John Kerrigan
Kathleen Sullivan
Eric Van Loon

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Format : Tape 1465   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 18481 
Betacam cassette 100817 
digital betacam cassette 109733 
VHS cassette 109738 

Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Civil rights
Busing for school integration - African Americans and
Busing for school integration - General
Busing for school integration - Law and legislation
Busing for school integration - School boards
Busing for school integration - School management and organization
Busing for school integration - School safety
Morgan v. Hennigan
Race relations

Subject : Personal Names
Baumeister, Ed
Bullard, Pam
Covell, Roy
Garrity, W. Arthur, Jr.
Kerrigan, John
Pilkington, Greg
Stoia, Judy
Sullivan, Kathleen
Van Loon, Eric

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Police Department
Boston School Committee
Citywide Education Coalition (CWEC)
Racial Harmony Now

Type : Genre
News - Television special

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