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Marcus Jones interviews Ione Malloy about her book on the busing crisis in Boston
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[Ione Malloy]
Original Airdate: 7/21/1986

Length: 00:03:05
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that Ione Malloy (author and teacher) has written a book about the busing crisis in Boston called Southie Won't Go. Jones notes that Malloy was a teacher at South Boston High School during the busing crisis. He adds that Malloy's book is based on her notes and journal entries from that time. Jones interviews Malloy on the front steps of South Boston High School. Malloy says that she lived in constant fear for her safety during the busing crisis at South Boston High School. She recalls a tense staff meeting in the wake of the stabbing of a white student at the school in 1974. Malloy reads a journal entry written at the time of the stabbing. Malloy says that she wrote about the situation as she experienced it. Malloy adds that students were sacrificed in the name of social ideas during the busing crisis. Jones notes that Malloy does not state her opinions outright in her book. He adds that her point of view comes across through her journal entries. Jones' report is accompanied by footage of school desegregation at South Boston High School in the 1970s.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 4528   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 100705 
VHS cassette 103325 
Betacam cassette 103324 
digital betacam cassette 103323 

Subject : Keywords
Busing for school integration - General
Busing for school integration - School faculty
Busing for school integration - Violence
South Boston High School

Subject : Personal Names
Faith, Michael
Jones, Marcus
Malloy, Ione

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

Type : Genre
News - Television

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