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BBA Partner Webinar: Boston School Desegregation Through the Rearview Mirror

Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
- , Boston, MA


In 1972, a group of African American parents sued city and state officials over segregation within the Boston Public Schools. After a trial, a federal court determined that the Boston School Committee had intentionally discriminated on the basis of race by operating a dual school system that extended to school assignments, facilities, and staffing. When officials failed to produce a timely remedy, the court ordered institutional reforms, including re-districting and the re-assignment of students. In this program, panelists will reflect on the lessons to be learned from Boston’s school desegregation experience.

You can register online with the Massachusetts Historical Society here.

This program is part of the Confronting Racial Justice Series, developed by the Northeastern University School of Law Criminal Justice Task Force and hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society. The Boston Bar Association is pleased to join with a number of Boston-area organizations to co-sponsor this free series. This series explores how enslavement and white supremacy shaped the history of Massachusetts and how they continue to shape its present.


  • Matthew F. Delmont
    • Dartmouth College
  • Martha L. Minow
    • Harvard Law School
  • Rachel E. Twymon
  • Becky Shuster
    • Boston Public Schools



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