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Boston Busing / School Integration #236150

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 12, 1974
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(Studio) Violence marks 1st day of Boston, Massachusetts, busing. Injuries result. Mayor Kevin White bans gatherings near public schools. Police escorts ordered for school buses. Attendance down 67%. Some schools nearly deserted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Boston, Massachusetts) Mood of South Boston High crowd ugly. Conflict between crowd and pro-busing pickets shown. Louise Day Hicks, school cmtwm., tries to calm things down. Police move in. 4 arrested. 2 policemen hurt. Buses stoned after school. Students injured. Elsewhere scenes said peaceful. [Alex KIRKLIAUSKAS - denounces dictatorial methods.] Few whites show for classes in black sections. No trouble reported More blacks went to school than whites. Anti-busers promise move protests. School officials expect white students to begin trickling back soon.
REPORTER: Chris Kelly

Kelly, Chris;
Mudd, Roger

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