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South Boston High School / Controversy #35216

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 10, 1975
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(Studio) Fighting occurs at South Boston HS; Boston NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) office fire-bombed after Judge Arthur Garrity ordered high school placed under federal receivership.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Boston, Massachusetts) Heavy police presence at high school noted. 3 students arrested; 1 injured. [President South Boston Home and School Association James KELLY - speaks of disregard and contempt that Garrity shows for South Boston.] [Outgoing Headmaster Dr. William REID - says he became scapegoat in desegregation situation.] Damage slight at NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) office. [President Boston NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Thomas ATKINS - believes efforts with regard to integration worthwhile.] 1/2 student body showed up at South Boston HS. Reid cites tension; says no educating going on.
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

(Studio) Boston school committee votes to appeal Garrity's decision, but Garrity's okay needed for appeal.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Reporter(s):
Aaron, Betsy;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:02:50

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