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An angry crowd gathers at South Boston High School following the stabbing of a student
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Original Airdate: 12/12/1974

Length: 00:26:58
Item Type: newstape - aircheck

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Description : Abstract
Ed Baumeister introduces the newscast. Louis Lyons reads the news headlines. Judy Stoia reports on the stabbing of a white student at South Boston High School. Stoia reports that Louise Day Hicks tried to calm the gathered crowd which threatened the safety of the African American students inside the school. Greg Pilkington reports on the atmosphere at the Bayside Mall in Dorchester, where buses delivered African American students who were trapped in South Boston High School. Report includes footage of angry students and parents addressing the camera. Peggy Murrell reports on the reactions of Thomas Atkins (President, NAACP) and Mel King (State Representative) to the violence at South Boston High School. Atkins and King say that schools should be shut down if the safety of African American students cannot be assured. Pam Bullard analyzes school desegration at South Boston High School from the beginning of the school year up to the present. Stoia reports on the atmosphere at Hyde Park High School following the previous day's stabbing at South Boston High School. Stoia notes that one hundred students staged a walk-out at Hyde Park High School to protest the stabbing at South Boston High School; that the atmosphere at Hyde Park High School is less tense than the atmosphere at South Boston High School. Bullard reports on a special hearing before Judge Arthur Garrity to discuss measures to control violence at South Boston High School. Bullard notes that the Boston School Committee is due to file in court a desegregation plan for the next school year; that the School Committee risks being held in contempt of court if a plan is not filed. Bullard's report includes footage of John Coakley (Boston School Department) discussing school programs under next year's school desegregation plan. Baumeiseter comments on the lack of a response from either Kevin White (Mayor, City of Boston) or Frank Sargent (Governor, State of Massachusetts) to the previous day's violence at South Boston High School.

Contributor : Host
Ed Baumeister
Pam Bullard
Louis Lyons
Peggy Murrell
Greg Pilkington
Judy Stoia
Format : Tape 1475   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 24624 
Betacam cassette 100719 
Betacam cassette 100934 
VHS cassette 107466 
digital betacam cassette 107476 

Subject : Keywords
Busing for school integration - African Americans and
Busing for school integration - Law and legislation
Busing for school integration - Police patrol
Busing for school integration - Protest
Busing for school integration - School safety
Busing for school integration - Students
Busing for school integration - Violence
Hyde Park High School
Police - Arrests
Police patrol
Race relations
South Boston High School

Subject : Personal Names
Atkins, Thomas
Baumeister, Ed
Bulger, William
Bullard, Pam
Coakley, John
Garrity, W. Arthur, Jr.
Hicks, Louise Day
King, Mel
Leary, William
Lyons, Louis
Murrell, Peggy
Owens, William
Sargent, Frank
Sheehy, Virginia
Stoia, Judy
Van Loon, Eric
White, Kevin

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Committee
Massachusetts State Police Department
MDC (Metropolitan District Commission) Police Department
South Boston Home and School Association
Tactical Patrol Force (TPF)

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

Type : Genre
News - Television

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