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Boston Busing / Perspective #37351

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 26, 1975
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(Studio) Supreme Court recently upheld lower court decision ordering busing to desegregate Boston city schools. Federal Judge Arthur Garrity turns down all petitions requesting busing plan be delayed for yr. Busing plan to take effect this fall.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(No location given) Court order for busing probably won't make any difference to most Bostonians because ultimate legality not real issue. Things really aren't what they appear to be. Mayor Kevin White privately admits to this reporter that real issue as simple as black and white. School committee chairperson John Kerrigan claims race not an issue, but facts show otherwise. NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Tom Atkins accepts invitations to meet with antibusing leaders, but actually has no intention of compromising because law on his side. Antibusing leader Virginia Shakee worked as volunteer to help smooth road for busing when not planning demonstrations. There's no sign situation will be better next year
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Reporter(s):
Smith, Howard K.;
Tucker, Lem
Duration:
00:04:10

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