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Ten O'Clock News; South Boston High School

05/12/1977

South Boston environs. Graffiti written in large white letters on G Street reads, "Go home, Jerome. You failed." (Graffiti refers to South Boston High School Headmaster Jerome Wynegar.) African American and white members of a girls' softball team stand on the steps outside of South Boston High School. A few school officials, police officers and others, including Eric Van Loon (attorney for the plaintiffs, Morgan v. Hennigan), are gathered on the steps of the school. Police are stationed along G Street as school buses pull up in front of the school. African American students exit the school and board the buses. The softball team boards a bus parked in front of the steps to the school. The buses depart.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

South Boston High School

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976

Duration

00:07:35

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
African American students
Police patrol
School buildings
Vandalism
Busing for school integration
Locations
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Bullard, Pam (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; South Boston High School,” 05/12/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D0820F699B0446F8A98B1086BB605D20.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; South Boston High School.” 05/12/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D0820F699B0446F8A98B1086BB605D20>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; South Boston High School. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D0820F699B0446F8A98B1086BB605D20
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