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a Political Voice
Bird’s Eye View from Within – As We See It” report
the unresponsive and all-white Boston School Committee’s stance
towards de facto segregation in Boston schools, concerned
parents and activists founded “Operation Exodus” in
1965 as a voluntary way to desegregate Boston public schools. In
its first year, 400 African American students from Roxbury and Dorchester
were bused to the predominantly white, but under enrolled, Faneuil
School in Back Bay. In 1966, Operation Exodus was renamed the Metropolitan
Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO). This document provides
an overview of the mission of Operation Exodus. From
the Freedom House records.