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Marion Fahey at a press conference
Boston School Report
Original Airdate: 9/12/1975

Length: 00:41:18
Item Type: newstape - live feed

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Description : Abstract
Press conference at Boston Schools Information Center to sum up week one of Phase II desegregation of Boston schools. Ed Baumeister introduces the Boston School Report with a summary of the day's events. Ron Brinn (Information Coordinator, Mayor's Office) introduces the participants. Peter Meade (Mayor's Office) comments on a successful opening of schools. Marion Fahey (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) gives a report on school suspensions and comments that the atmosphere in the schools is good. William Reid (Headmaster, South Boston High School) comments on the opening week at South Boston High School. Pat Brady (Detective, Boston Police Department) reads a police report detailing arrests and injuries. Brady reports that there were no major incidents today and that extra police will continue to be deployed. Dr. Louis Perullo (Boston School Department) analyzes school attendance statistics. Perullo compares attendance statistics from the 1975-76 school year to attendance statistics from the 1974-1975 school year. Reporters ask Reid about an altercation at South Boston High School and the effect of community demonstrations on the atmosphere in the schools. Reid says that outside disturbances have a negative effect on the atmosphere inside the schools. Fahey says that she has no control over demonstrations outside of the school. Fahey reports on increased attendance at the city's magnet schools. Reporters ask Fahey and Perullo about school attendance and the possibility of a non-white majority in the Boston school population. Fahey says that she is not yet ready to predict a non-white majority. Robert Murphy (Civil Rights Division, US Justice Department) reports on the activity of federal marshals in Boston and the on-going federal investigations into violations of the federal court order. Ann Foley (administrative assistant to Fahey) announces a change in operating hours for the Boston Schools Information Center.

This tape has audible time code on track 2 and visible time code burned in at the top of the picture.

Contributor : Reporter
Ed Baumeister
Format : Tape 1484   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 21030 
VHS cassette 104240 
VHS cassette 104241 
Betacam cassette 54660 
digital betacam cassette 54654 

Subject : Keywords
Busing for school integration - Federal law enforcement
Busing for school integration - Police
Busing for school integration - Press conferences
Busing for school integration - School attendance
Busing for school integration - School faculty
Busing for school integration - School improvement programs
Busing for school integration - Violence -
Busing for school integraton - Protest
English High School
King Middle School
School faculty
School superintendents
South Boston High School

Subject : Personal Names
Baumeister, Ed
Brady, Pat
Brinn, Ron
DiGrazia, Robert
Fahey, Marion
Foley, Ann
Meade, Peter
Murphy, Robert
Perullo, Dr. Louis
Power, Frank
Reid, Dr. William

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Antioch University
Boston School Department
Massachusetts State Police Department
National Guard
Tactical Patrol Force (TPF)
University of Massachusetts
US Marshals

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

Type : Genre
News - Television special

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