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Ten O'Clock News; Roxbury High and Lee Elementary


Racially integrated, open classrooms at the Joseph Lee School in Dorchester. The teachers are primarily white. The classes are racially integrated; the majority of students are African American. Pam Bullard interviews Frances Kelley (Principal, Joseph Lee School) about school attendance, the faculty and the atmosphere at the school. Kelley is optimistic about the coming year. Bullard interviews two Roxbury High School students about their experiences at the school. Both are enthusiastic about the school, report little racial tension among students, and comment on how helpful headmaster Charles Ray is to the students.

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Ten O'Clock News

Roxbury High and Lee Elementary

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



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Busing for school integration
School integration
Race relations
School children
Dorchester (Boston, Mass.)
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Bullard, Pam (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Roxbury High and Lee Elementary,” 09/09/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E08E1ABBB955431EA1CA9B0A59279E46.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Roxbury High and Lee Elementary.” 09/09/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E08E1ABBB955431EA1CA9B0A59279E46>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Roxbury High and Lee Elementary. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E08E1ABBB955431EA1CA9B0A59279E46
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