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African-American students board a school bus outside South Boston High School on Sept. 12, 1974 — the first day of school and the first day of court-ordered busing. (AP)
African-American students board a school bus outside South Boston High School on Sept. 12, 1974 — the first day of school and the first day of court-ordered busing. (AP)

Busing is a term with a complicated history here in Boston. But in other cities around the country, busing was an effective tool for integrating schools in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education. We'll look at why the policy was such a disaster here in Boston, why it worked in other cities, and why it is still a relevant issue, more than four decades later.

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Jason Sokol, associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire. He tweets @jasokol.

Robert Lewis, founder and president of The BASE. The BASE tweets @_thebase.

Bill Walczak, president and CEO of the South End Community Health Center. He tweets @billwalczak.

This segment aired on July 25, 2019.

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