Remembering the Boston Busing Crisis, Four Decades Later

“They started throwing golf balls, bricks at the bus,” says Milford Jenkins, who was a freshman at South Boston High School at the time. “It was so much noise, calling you spearchucker, [saying] go back to Africa, we don’t want you over here. I remember that, I remember that.” Christine Boseman, a freshman at Roslindale High School, recalls: “It was chaos. So, when us as kids got in school, honestly, we continued to fight. We defended ourselves, and that’s the way we had to go to school for a while, was to defend ourselves, mentally and physically. Every day, every day. Inside, outside.” [WBUR]