Audio produced by StoryCorps Studios in partnership with GBH Boston.
In this recording, friends and neighbors from Jamaica Plain, Judith “Judy” Stoia and Patricia “Pat” Kelly, tell of their experiences of the busing crisis. Pat, a former teacher in Charlestown, talks about her class of poor white children, and the shunning she received from white teachers during the first year of busing. Judy, a reporter in Boston at the time, recounts the fury of white residents and the fundamental misunderstandings that drove them to anger.
Audio recorded on May 16, 2023 at GBH in Boston.
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