[Charlestown students react to busing]
Original Airdate: 9/8/1975
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
Police line up outside Charlestown High School on the first day of school. A bus with a police escort pulls up. African American students enter the school peacefully. Crowds of Charlestown residents are gathered along Bunker Hill Street while school is in session. Judy Stoia interviews a group of Charlestown students who are boycotting school. One student says that he will boycott school for the whole year if necessary. The students say that they do not mind if African American students are bused in to Charlestown; that Charlestown students should not be bused out. One student says that "townies" must stick together. The students predict that the crowds will remain on the streets of Charlestown until the end of the school day. Another reporter interviews a group of male Charlestown High School students. The students complain of being turned away from Charlestown High School this morning because they were late. The students say that they cannot practice with their sports teams if they do not attend school. The students say that outsiders should not be allowed to play on Charlestown sports teams; that outsiders on Charlestown sports teams will be given a hard time until they quit. Several students in the second group use racist language. The students interviewed have strong Boston accents.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
Busing for school integration - First day of school
Busing for school integration - Police patrol
Busing for school integration - Protest
Busing for school integration - School buildings and classrooms
Busing for school integration - Students
Charlestown High School
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Police Department
Bunker Hill Housing Project
MDC (Metropolitan District Commission) Police Department
Subject : Geographic Locations
Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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