Guest Post: Giordana Mecagni, 4/8/16
BPS Desegregation Project would like to highlight two wonderful exhibits built by students from Desegregation related collections.
Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston
Created by graduate students in the History and American Studies departments at UMass Boston, this site showcases letters, photographs, legal documents, artifacts, and interviews that explore de facto segregation in Boston and the federally-mandated desegregation of Boston Public Schools. Students unearthed materials from various collections in separate Boston archives, selected a representative sampling, and presented them here, together, in new collaborative context.
Boston Before Busing
Activism for educational civil rights in Boston began well before 1974, when the “Garrity” decision mandated busing to fix de facto segregation in Boston schools. This exhibit introduces key people, groups, and events in Boston from 1964–1974, describing the community effort that led to the desegregation decision that still affect s Boston today. read more…