Audio produced by StoryCorps Studios in partnership with GBH Boston.
In this recording, Leigh-Ann Carr interviews her friend, former Boston Public School student and South Boston resident Tess Decosta, about the lead-up to and implementation of the busing plan and the anger in the white communities of Boston at that time. Tess discusses her experience of the unrest in South Boston and the pervasive fear that defined the responses of her peers and neighbors to the crisis.
Audio recorded on May 16, 2023 at GBH in Boston
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