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When Boston’s Black families took their fight to the courts

On June 21st 1974, Judge W. Arthur Garrity ruled in Morgan v. Hennigan that the Boston School Committee was guilty of maintaining an unconstitutionally segregated school system.

Learn the full story behind this case in THE BUSING BATTLEGROUND, now streaming on YouTube and the @PBS App.

Official Website: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/busing-battleground/ | #BusingBattlegroundPBS

On September 12, 1974, police were stationed outside Boston schools as Black and white students were bused for the first time to comply with a federal court desegregation order. Shocking violence, directed mostly at children, ensued. THE BUSING BATTLEGROUND illuminates the volatile effort to end school segregation, and the decades-long struggle for educational equity that preceded the crisis.

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