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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 31, 1975
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(Studio) Report on section of Boston to be hit with forced busing.
REPORTER: Tom Snyder

(Charlestown, Massachusetts) Neighborhood 1 of oldest in American 16,000 live here; most are Irish-Catholic. Bunker Hill monument across street from HS. "US Const." lies in Charlestown harbor. Navy shipyd. closed there, as austerity measure. Elevated train system being dismantled. [WOMAN - says issue not black and white. Wants her child to go to neighborhood school.] [MAN - refuses to let child go. Says he'll leave town if forced to.] [2nd MAN - says residents don't want blacks in Charlestown; they don't want us in Roxbury.] [2nd WOMAN - says a lot of people don't want blacks in town.] [3rd WOMAN - says will have trouble from busing.] [4th WOMAN - says won't go to schools out of neighborhood.] Org. against busing, "Powderkeg" or "Protect Our Kids" works out of small store. [Powderkeg rep. Virginia BROWN - says doesn't want or condone violence. Wants children to stay in neighborhood. That's not racism.] [Charlestown district captain Paul MacDONALD - says hoping for best and planning for worst. No incident in march of 1000.] Residents show solidarity against busing. Voices heard. [MAN - says won't let kids go.] [WOMAN - says why can't we have quality education.] [2nd WOMAN - says where is American's opportunity.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Report on Roxbury next Sunday
REPORTER: Tom Snyder

Reporter(s):
Hager, Robert;
Snyder, Tom
Duration:
00:06:00

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