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Greg Pilkington reports on opening day at the Dearborn School in Roxbury
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Evening Compass broadcast
Original Airdate: 9/8/1975

Length: 00:28:35
Item Type: newstape - aircheck

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Description : Abstract
Evening Compass newscast on the first day of Phase II desegregation of Boston Schools. Ed Baumeister reports optimism on the part of city and school officials about the opening of schools. Report includes footage of Arthur Gartland (Citywide Coordinating Council) at a press conference, talking about the successful opening of the schools. Paul deGive reports on the opening day at Charlestown High School, which was peaceful despite confrontations between police and Charlestown residents on Bunker Hill Street. 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. DeGive's report includes footage of Peggy King (Charlestown resident) and Gertrude Harris (Charlestown resident). King and Harris resent the police presence in Charlestown. Judy Stoia reports on reactions to busing and police presence in the Charlestown community. Her report includes footage from an interview with a white teenager who is boycotting school. Stoia notes that Charlestown residents are frustrated at the police presence in the neighborhood. Baumeister reports on the peaceful opening of school at South Boston High School. Donovan Moore reports on opening day at Madison Park High School. Moore's report includes footage of Tom Hennessey (Acting Headmaster, Madison Park High School), talking about the first day of school in a new building. Pam Bullard reports on the successful opening day at the Solomon Lewenberg School in Mattapan. Bullard's report includes footage of Jim Pardy (Assistant Principal, Lewenberg School) talking about the successful opening of the Lewenberg School. Gary Griffith reports from the Police Department Information Center on police activities throughout the city, including the arrest of 77 members of the Committee Against Racism (CAR). Griffith notes that the CAR members were demonstrating along a bus route in South Boston. Bullard reports on the first day of school at the Condon Elementary School in South Boston. Bullard's report includes footage of interviews with Marjorie O'Brien (South Boston parent) and Katherine Ellis (South Boston parent) concerning their views on busing and school desegregation. Greg Pilkington reports on the African American community's reaction to the beginning of Phase II school desegration, and on opening day at the Dearborn School. Pilkington reports that parents complained about the poor state of the facilities at the Dearborn School. Bullard reports that opening day at Hyde Park High School was peaceful. She notes that there were complaints from local residents about the heavy police presence. Bullard's report includes a still photo of racist graffiti on a mailbox in front of the school. Baumeister reports on transportation problems involving school buses. Baumeister's report includes footage of Baumeister questioning Charles Leftwich (Associate Superintendent of Boston Public Schools) about busing problems at a press conference.

Contributor : Host
Ed Baumeister
Pam Bullard
Paul deGive
Donovan Moore
Greg Pilkington
Judy Stoia

Contributor : Reporter
Gary Griffith
Format : Tape 1477   Barcode   
Betacam cassette 27095 
3/4" cassette 18483 
VHS cassette 107465 
digital betacam cassette 107478 

Subject : Keywords
Busing for school integration - African Americans and
Busing for school integration - First day of school
Busing for school integration - Magnet schools
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 buildings and classrooms
Busing for school integration - School faculty
Busing for school integration - School management and organization
Busing for school integration - Students
Busing for school integration - Violence
Charlestown High School
Condon Elementary School
Dearborn Middle School
English High School
Hyde Park High School
King Middle School
Lewenberg Middle School
Madison Park High School
Police - Arrests
Police patrol
School faculty
South Boston High School

Subject : Personal Names
Baumeister, Ed
Bullard, Pam
deGive, Paul
DiGrazia, Robert
Ellis, Katherine
Gartland, Arthur
Griffith, Gary
Harris, Gertrude
Hennessey, Tom
Kearney, Dennis
King, Peggy
Leftwich, Charles
MacDonald, Bill
Moore, Donovan
O'Brien, Marjorie
O'Brien, Walter
O'Shea, Mon
Pardy, Jim
Pilkington, Greg
Power, Frank
VanGorder, Mrs. Frank

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Police Department
Bunker Hill Housing Project
Committee Against Racism (CAR)
D Street Housing Project
Freedom House
Massachusetts State Police Department
Tactical Patrol Force (TPF)
US Marshals

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

Type : Genre
News - Television

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