[Officials visit South Boston High School]
Original Airdate: 9/5/1985
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
Jerome Wynegar (Headmaster, South Boston High School) welcomes Laval Wilson (Superintendent of Schools), John Nucci (President, Boston School Committee), Ray Flynn (Mayor, City of Boston), Gerry D'Amico (State Senator), and Michael Dukakis (Governor of Massachusetts) to South Boston High School. Gerard Indelicato (Special Assistant to the Governor), Ed Doherty (President, Boston Teacher's Union) and Kathleen Kelly (former President, Boston Teachers' Union) are also present. Dukakis addresses a group of students in the auditorium of the high school. Wynegar leads the officials on a tour of the high school. The officials visit a food service area and a computer lab. The officials greet and speak to teachers, staff, and students at the school. Wilson speaks to the media outside of the school. Wilson says that he is making an effort to visit as many schools as possible. Joseph Casper (Boston School Committee) greets Wilson in front of the media. Casper is interviewed by the media. Casper says that Dukakis insisted on visiting South Boston High School because it would attract media coverage. Casper says that some South Boston residents are offended by the visit. A group of South Boston residents are standing across from the school. They shout occasionally at the officials outside of the school. One of the women holds a protest sign. Meg Vaillancourt interviews South Boston residents Betty Picard and Nancy Carter about their protest. Picard says that few South Boston residents attend South Boston High School; she is upset about the officials' visit to the school. Carter says that she has sent her five children to private school. She notes that South Boston residents have not put the busing crisis behind them. She says that "the wound is still open." Vaillancourt does several takes of her reportage for a news story.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
Busing for school integration - General
School buildings and classrooms
Subject : Personal Names
Wilson, Dr. Laval
Subject : Geographic Locations
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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