Power & Protest: Civil Rights in 60s Boston

For many people, the history of race relations in Boston is centered on the busing crisis of the 1970s. But the 1974 schools desegregation order that sparked that crisis...may never have happened without the civil rights movement that emerged in the decade before then.

Tonight, the Kennedy Library opens a symposium to shed light on that time. It's called "Power and Protest: The Civil Rights Movement in Boston, between 1960 and 1968." WBUR's Bianca Vazquez Toness reports on its evolution.

This program aired on November 3, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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