Remembering Court-Ordered Busing In Boston, 40 Years Later

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This year, we’ve been looking back at the 40th anniversary of court-ordered busing to desegregate Boston’s public school system.

In June 1974, Judge W. Arthur Garrity ruled that the Boston Public Schools had failed to integrate, and ordered thousands of kids bussed to different schools around the city with the goal of creating racial balance in the classroom.

We wanted to hear from some of those former students to give them a chance to talk to each other about that experience.

So WBUR's Asma Khalid and Shawn Bodden found a small group of five former Boston Public School students who gathered together at the station to share their very personal stories about what happened in their city and neighborhoods 40 years ago.

This segment aired on November 19, 2014.


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