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Pam Bullard reviews the events of school desegregation in 1974
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[Evening Compass clips: 1974-75]
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Length: 01:02:12
Item Type: newstape - compilation

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Description : Abstract
A compilation of three Evening Compass shows from 1974-75. Evening Compass newscast from September 12, 1974. Paul deGive reports on the first day of school at the Rochambeau Elementary School. He reports that some parents, including Barbara King (local resident), are keeping their children out of school for fear of violence. Judy Stoia reports on the peaceful opening of the Martin Luther King School. Greg Pilkington and Diane Dumanoski report on their experiences riding buses with students to and from South Boston High School and Hyde Park High School. The bus Pilkington rode on was stoned in South Boston. Pilkington and Dumanoski report on the reactions of students. Joe Klein reports on the first day of school for Jimmy Glavin, a Hyde Park resident bused to the Lewenberg School in Mattapan. Klein reports that Glavin says that he will return to school tomorrow. Evening Compass newscast from December 12, 1974. Stoia reports on a violent mob gathered outside South Boston High School after the stabbing of a white student by an African American student. Stoia reports on clashes between the crowd and police. Pilkington reports from the Bayside Mall, where African American students arrived on buses after being trapped for several hours in South Boston High School. The students and their parents are angry and frightened. Peggy Murrell reports on the reactions of Thomas Atkins (President, NAACP) and Mel King (State Representative) to the violence at South Boston High School. Murrell reports that Atkins and King say that schools should be shut down if the safety of African American students cannot be guaranteed. Pam Bullard reports that the plaintiffs in the Boston school desegregation case (Morgan v. Hennigan) will demand that the federal court increase safety measures for African American students in South Boston. She also reports on a pending deadline for the Boston School Committee to file a school desegregation plan for 1975. Bullard notes that the School Committee risks being held in contempt of court if it does not file a plan. Evening Compass special from March 14, 1975. Pam Bullard reviews the major events concerning the desegregation of Boston schools in 1974. Her report includes footage and still photos of key figures and events in the busing crisis. Judy Stoia reports on an alternative school in Hyde Park, created by white parents to avoid busing, and on an alternative school for African American students. White parents at the alternative school in Hyde Park say that African American students are welcome to attend their school. Baumeister reports on Raymond Flynn, the only mayoral candidate to campaign on an anti-busing platform. Baumeister also analyzes busing coverage by The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald American. Bullard reports on the school desegregation plan for the 1975-76 school year. Her report includes comments by Peter Ingeneri (Area Superintendent, Dearborn District), Isaac Graves (Manager, Roxbury Little City Hall), and Chris Mitchell (student). She reports on segregation among Boston school faculty and administrators, and on plans to integrate school faculty in 1975. End credits reflect personnel working on all Evening Compass shows for the weeks of December 12, 1974 and March 14, 1975.

Creator : Executive Producer
Robert E. Ferrante

Creator : Producer
Charles C. Stuart

Contributor : Director
Charles C. Stuart

Contributor : Host
Ed Baumeister
Pam Bullard
Paul deGive
Diane Dumanoski
Peggy Murrell
Greg Pilkington
Judy Stoia

Contributor : Reporter
Joe Klein
Format : Tape 1472   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 18623 
VHS cassette 10085 
Betacam cassette 54664 
digital betacam cassette 54663 

Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Civil rights
Busing for school integration - African Americans and,
Busing for school integration - Alternative schools
Busing for school integration - First day of school
Busing for school integration - General
Busing for school integration - Law and legislation
Busing for school integration - Protest
Busing for school integration - School attendance
Busing for school integration - School boards
Busing for school integration - School buildings and classrooms
Busing for school integration - School faculty
Busing for school integration - School safety
Busing for school integration - Students
Busing for school integration - Violence
Faculty integration
Hyde Park Academy
Hyde Park High School
King Middle School
Lewenberg Middle School
Mass media
Morgan v. Hennigan
Race relations
Rochambeau Elementary School
South Boston High School
Thompson Middle School

Subject : Personal Names
Atkins, Thomas
Baumeister, Ed
Bulger, William
Bullard, Pam
Coakley, John
deGive, Paul
Dumanoski, Diane
Flynn, Raymond
Ford, Gerald
Glavin, Jimmy
Graves, Isaac
Hicks, Louise Day
Ingeneri, Peter
King, Barbara
King, Mel
Klein, Joe
Leary, William
Lodge, Henry
Mitchell, Chris
Murrell, Peggy
O'Malley, Claire
Owens, William
Pilkington, Greg
Reid, Dr. William
Sheehy, Virginia
Stoia, Judy
Van Loon, Eric
White, Kevin

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Globe, The
Boston Herald American, The
Boston Police Department
Boston School Committee
Emergency Committee Against Racism in Education
NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
South Boston Home and School Association
Tactical Patrol Force (TPF)

Subject : Geographic Locations
Dorchester (Boston, Mass.)
Hyde Park (Boston, Mass.)
Mattapan (Boston, Mass.)
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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