Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families - Chapters 9-10 Summary & Analysis

J. Anthony Lukas
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Chapters 9-10 Summary and Analysis

The chapter begins with a graduation ceremony at Cambell Junior High School. The speaker is Louise Day Hicks and there is a great deal of opposition to her and her views. Louise was from the area and had degrees in education and law. She first ran for the Boston School Committee in spring of 1961 and became the committee chairman the following year. Louise wanted to carry on her father, the judge's work, for the people of the community. In spite of this, she was a known bigot and was dealing with the issue of segregation in Boston schools. She claimed that Boston schools were not segregated. The result was a school boycott and the situatuion was an embarassment to the Kennedy administration.

As a result of Louise and the School Committee's refusal to acknowledge the existence of de facto...

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