The Boston Public Schools Desegregation Collection is a digital library of scanned archival materials documenting the desegregation of Boston’s public schools. The collection brings together materials from numerous Boston-area institutions and covers the time period beginning with the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and focusing on the Morgan v. Hennigan case (1974) and the court-ordered plan to desegregate the Boston Public Schools (BPS). The collections document the implementation of busing students to different neighborhoods to rebalance the racial makeup of schools, the resulting citywide unrest, and developments in Boston school desegregation efforts in the following decades. 

This website is an entry-point to the Boston Public School Desegregation Collection and a place for educators, students, activists, researchers, and anyone with a general interest in the history of Boston school desegregation and “busing” to begin investigating primary sources and to find supplemental resources and curricular materialsUse the search below to view the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collection's records and visit "About the Collections" to learn about all project contributors' collections. Discover tother ways of exploring and accessing these materials through our Using the Collection page.