Interview with Ellen Jackson
QUESTION 8
JACKIE SHEARER:

Could you tell us again about how that night changed?

ELLEN JACKSON:

That night, the first day of school, the end of the day, changed the whole atmosphere, the whole feeling about how we were going to have to pursue and progress and, and move on, ah, from that point on. What we had hoped would be a peaceful transition into desegregation, ah, of Boston Public Schools was in a sense dashed, ah, by the happenings of that afternoon and we realized then that we had our work cut out for us.