Boston Remembers September 12, 1974

Posted: September 21, 2014 by Donna Bivens in Uncategorized

There was extensive coverage of and reflection on the 40th anniversary of the first day of school in 1974. There were many detailed recounts of the history on public radio, in major newspapers and community news.It was a tremendous opportunity for BBDP to share some of what we have learned over the last four years. To mark the day, BBDP held a press conference story-circle (that has to have been a first!) to release our report Unfinished Business at SEIU 1199 in Dorchester.

One exciting development was the announcement of a partnership with WGBH and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism exploring this history and its links to today–for Boston and the nation.

For us September 12 does not mark the end of the story but a recommitment to figuring out together what is the leadership that we need for the next 40  years to get closer to the race and class equity democratic access and excellence a critical mass was seeking then and continues to strive for today.



Radio Boston
School Desegregation Four Decades Later
Learning Lab (online post)

Boston School Desegregation and Busing: A Timeline Of Events

Boston Globe 

Talk on busing overdue, Walsh says

Dorchester Reporter 

Report seeks to document busing’s impact on people 

40th Anniversary coverage, with Leola Hampton
Press Release 9/8/2014

WGBH News Launches Yearlong Series on How Busing and Desegregation Shaped Boston Over 40 Years

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