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Finding a Political Voice

“A Bird’s Eye View from Within – As We See It” report (1965)

Faced with 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.

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