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Students eating lunch in a school cafeteria in Lowell
[School desegregation in Lowell]
Original Airdate: 10/23/1987

Length: 00:03:06
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Hope Kelly reports on school desegregation in Lowell. Kelly notes that the minority student population in the Lowell Public Schools has doubled over the past ten years. She adds that Lowell has become a magnet for immigrants from Southeast Asia. Kelly interviews students in the Lowell public schools about school desegregation. Kelly interviews Jane Mullen (guidance counselor) about the diversity of the school population. Kelly notes that students are currently bused in order to achieve racial balance in the schools. She reports that opponents of school desegregation are fighting for neighborhood schools. Kelly reviews the racial breakdown of the student population at the Bartlett School in Lowell. Kelly's report is accompanied by footage of ethnically diverse students in a classroom and school cafeteria. Kelly's report also includes footage of a bilingual class and footage of the Merrimac River.

Contributor : Reporter
Hope Kelly
Format : Tape 5371   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102894 
VHS cassette 104094 
Betacam cassette 104107 
digital betacam cassette 104106 

Subject : Keywords
Asian Americans
Bartlett Elementary School (Lowell)
Busing for school integration - Asian Americans and
Busing for school integration - General

Subject : Personal Names
Kelly, Hope
Mullen, Mary Jane

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Lowell School Committee

Subject : Geographic Locations
Lowell (Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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