Interview with Jane Duwors

So can you just quickly tell us about these 500 kids.


Well the whole junior class at South Boston High School, down to 500. And they were told that they would not go to South Boston High School the following year come September, that they would be, ah, bused over to Roxbury High School. They felt terrible about it. Their parents did. There was such venomous and such anguish that their senior year, the year where they would, you know come together with their prom, with their class day. Their parents would go up and celebrate the coming out of adult life as is was going to be taken away from them. And that was one of the, ah, more crueler aspects of the plan that went into effect in 1974.