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We now have one hundred seventy four precincts around 100 precincts to call for one hundred seventy four precincts. We have missed to see one in 27 state representative John Sears educated at Harvard and box fact backed by Gov. John Volpi Sen. Edward Brooke former senator Leverett softball defeated in the primary Republican or Democratic way to clean the street. There is just a good way and a bad way. Mr Low with fifteen thousand four hundred sixty one. There's a lot happening in this city you can see it on the skyline and you can see it in Charles Edward log a nationally known urban renewal administrator the builder of the new Boston defeated in the primary. Mr. White
with twenty one thousand six hundred fifty eight. It is apparent from the results that Mrs. Hicks is my opponent. And I extended her covering the White for six years Massachusetts secretary of state the Commonwealth second ranking Democrat after Senator Edward Kennedy a winner in the primary loyalty Rahm second behind a woman who topped the whole Democratic ticket when she ran for school committee two years ago. All of us. Hello we stay with the fall. Thanks so much Nic action.
And I wish all of the people in Boston who today went to the poem and cast their vote for the most. Thank you. Thank ye us for her support. Looks like the support of any negro candidates white candidates throughout the United States and particularly in the south that they are most familiar with. It looks like for instance Jordan with a supporters for George Wallace when he was running in Alabama or whether he's in a presidential primary as he was in 1964 in Wisconsin Indiana and Maryland. Put briefly on Mrs. Hicks supporters when compared to those who tend to vote against her are more poorly educated. They have lower incomes annual incomes and they tend to be older to some extent also they tend more often to be female than male.
Why do you suppose they vote for her. I've already suggested what I believe the basic reason for racism. But just to say racism and her supporters are basically anti Negra is I think too simple to believe that the people most of them anyway are in serious. What we would like to call a social science status threat and now they see the Nigro urging radical changes in the society radical as they see them and threatening to overtake terms this is a very threatening thing you know it takes makes quite a federation neighborhood which is not a concept. Mental significance for many of her supporters. Seventy five percent of the voters for the school for instance in 1965 did not send children to the public school nor were they going to they didn't have young children now are just mean so they could vote for her with so little of worry about the
Boston school system. So they voted a protest essentially the protest was about many things but one of the basic things was neighborhood integration. The key word is neighborhood. The adjective not the noun school. They're much less interested in the schools than they are in racial separation by residence. And she plays on that like a harp. And over and over repeating the word neighbor family that is a key factor in her support. I i i i i i i have a young man. I think that I shall never have a problem with a college. She's always helped him and I think there are far to there's never any racial problem right. I really think that's just you know if there wasn't so much written up in the papers that we wouldn't have half the
problems in here rivaling the Western Sahara to the 16th. Just six when you meet the 6 4 I don't think that man is a very serious citizen rights like that exactly one of my radios that we knew we knew it was only the sixth man
to announce it would've hit you in the wheelbarrow for you to talk to everybody. Oh I just heard you know very happy to be very happy to hear that I have got very happy told good looking characters but also the station like no I made only one chance when no other means like and to see what would be right there to get it sounds like you are doing much worse. I think you are a bigot.
Good morning how are you. That's a new kind of post was full of it becoming. We wrote our still Thank you. It was attacked by a certain person but if you're out to get the rest of the man what's out there what do they get out of it is about the whole thing.
Some think it's mostly loons like you. They never wanted to send their kids to what the schools should look like. OK great. Thank you. Are you going to do the first job. Oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh but you do cut back on this stuff what you mean. Look I was was going on the air and I don't want to. Right. Yeah yeah that's right out here as far as your followers are just a really good candidate for Boston. You know it doesn't matter what the color of the skin is she wants to know a little child in the neighborhood school. If you ask me you know where I stand you know where I stand I stand on behalf of all the people of Boston and I represent his mania
all of the people. Yes many thanks. Yeah I know that you stand a very good chance to make a man a wife but I would like to know if you're going to be like the big black Lester Maddox of Georgia when you get in office because you think it's a bigots that can't speak. How do you think when you get it wrong. I should just ignore your question. I say this many people in the city many people who make such a claim as you make to prove that I am and I will put my record of accomplishment for the educational welfare of Negro children up against anyone in this great city. I certainly realize the problems children and I have compassion for these problems but having compassion and having as many other people have doing something about it. And certainly this is a lie.
Let other people who maybe you feel I'm not doing something about it. It is lucky to meet the well now every child in this city educationally and I have never discriminated against any child by race color or creed. Yes it's that way but I should have. Here you are having a remarkably fun kind of election in this northern city which is a tremendous historical irony because Washington was the leader of the whole movement to free the slaves in the in the 19th century all of the emancipated as came a lot of them came from Boston abolitionists. The tradition is was strong here in the 19th century and yet curiously enough 100 years later we have a Southern style action in which we have a candidate. Very true to contemporary Southern politics who doesn't even have to use racist tar. All she has
to say is you know where I stand which is just what a lot of candidates in Alabama Mississippi Georgia say now they don't use vulgar nasty over and he need grow talk the way they used to a few years ago they just get up and say you know what my record is. And I have proven what I stand for and that is of course understood by the voter he knows what they are getting at. Now I ask what she has said. To. You. Why. You. Should. Go. You you. Know you say. Oh how. Nice. You. Think you're so much you've heard your answer. Nice to see. You. In the circle. Oh. Wait you did
we go. To see. Yes. We. See a way for you. Thank you for. A walk a day. I see. You. Oh. OK. How. Do you do so much. Oh OK. OK. How to bring it up. We thank you
thank you thank you really let me. Help me. To carry on a romance. But the most important thing about a school is not whether the mother lives across the street but in fact the most important thing is the social class milieu your school. If the milieu predominantly middle class regardless now a region brace any other factor in the scores of the achievement scores of the children tend to be higher. Now this you see is quite relevant to the racial segregation matter of schools because the most generous estimate only about one fourth of Negro America or today can be considered middle class while 60 percent of white Americans are middle class. Now this means in effect there not enough middle class Negroes to go around to furnish predominantly middle class mill
year in predominately Negro schools. I feel that the people who believe that she leads him to bigotry. And so they have given us a message. I also feel that this is a. We it's a terrible way to write. Family cause this is. The opportunity to write history in an altogether different what. Was achieved all she could've gone the other way and she still would have been somebody now is history or only recorded as a person that created bigotry created division created hate and it's an awful burden. But she's the one who's going to have to carry. You up an urban crisis. Involving race relations in America in the last few years. The rioting burning and looting that your son Roxbury with outright lawlessness and it should have been punished as such I have no time for those that commit crimes in the name of social. Social. Justice. I certainly believe that civil disobedience is the most dangerous excuse the lawlessness that has ever been
settled in this country and I say that this sitting on the ministration will help love it and there will be one set of rules for all people. What if it continued violence over the years to be taken for a more liberal attitude. What most people accuse you of that you say. But that most of. What has been the problem with the police. Except that they have been. Tempted to write toward areas not to create a new. One after we. Have. Done much. More. But May. Not be sacrificed. And if it is impossible for them to the situation and extra help to the police. Your place equipment is it's well known that there's a $28000 tank that's been constructed for riots with the type of gun
construction and tear gas taken to gas an entire block. Also the apathy gas that they use in calling people and all of these things you can be Imagine coming in without a slight slightest moment's hesitation if she's elected mayor there's a possibility of violence. I would like to speak to that point because this is something that if you speak to that we gonna see which way you word it. It's planting a seed. And I don't feel that I want to do that. This. Whole family's day at your home for rounds is going to be more heavy. I've gone with families to the school committee we're been petitioning or a colleagues for redress of their various grievances. I don't think she's an evil person. I don't think she's a bad person. I don't think she's a monster or any of these things that are used although many of the Negro families and I know who are so upset and angry color all of this and move on. I think she's a credible politician but I think there
comes a time even in American politics which has had its sordid element all along. There comes a time when even a Paul even an American politician has to decide that there are certain moral issues that they cannot exploit for their success. And in that sense I don't think she's drawn the line where I think most of the other political candidates in Boston hand and most of the current political candidates in this country so finance and of this country will be brought to its knees and destroyed if its political leaders do not refuse the temptation to play that kind of politics the politics of the backlash the politics of racism. It almost destroyed the South and it can destroy this country. Much less than that. Thank you AA.
Thank. You AA I encourage you. I. Was. On the
dole. 474. Aaa. Thanks. Thanks. The borders of what we pay him for mayor of Boston they have lower income less education then tend to be older than those who vote again. There her people and she says you
protect them from the universities taking property off the tax rolls from the governor and or bulldozer from the big bankers. But mainly from the Negro. The sociologist compare them to the supporters of anti negro candidate from the south. They say Mrs. Hicks in Boston could be George Wallace in Alabama but you call it racism is too simple. Many of these people are struggling to make a bow and arrow. They resent the special attention given the negro. As Professor Hiram and the negro wants him and thereby Miss Brettan. And so they rally behind school committeewoman Hicks and her campaign preserve neighborhood schools. She plays on the phrase like a harp. What it means is keep the egos in their own neighborhood. The key word is neighborhood. And that's good.
Biblical. Sick sick. Sick sick. Sick. We. Could not. Bring you. The bird. Seriously just. Like. A sick. Feeling. In the wheelbarrow. To talk to everybody. I think you are a bigot. Yes. Yes. Yes and the man is right. What's the. Goal. The following. Day is about. Just can't even change goals. I think it's a way.
Of thinking. Most. Of the ones. You. Want to send their kids to all of the schools. Until the other one's king. Didn't feel like. They changed. Should. That make me. Think. They should. Take. Me. For. A. Judge to cut back on this. You cut back on this. What. About that. One.
Just. That it was. AUSTIN. You know it doesn't matter what the color of the mother's skin is she wants to know a little child in the neighborhood school. If you ask me you know where I stand. You don't know where I stand. I stand on behalf of all the people of Boston and I shall represent his Meja all of the people. Yeah yeah I don't you stand a very good chance to make me a white bread. I wish I could know if you're going to be like bigot like mathematics of Georgia when you're getting off because you're speaking for. I can't speak for them to speak for them. How do you think when you're good at doing makeup I should just ignore your question. I say this many people in the city many people who make such a claim as you make to prove by any action in line by any word of mine that I am a Negro and I will put my record of
accomplishment educational welfare of Negro children up against anyone in this great city. I certainly realize the problems of Negro children and I have compassion for these problems but having compassion and having as many other people have doing something about it. And certainly there is a lot of people who maybe you feel knocked away something about it. It is important to me the well there every day in this city educationally and I have never discriminated against any child by race color or creed. Yes don't worry. But I should never hear you OK. We were having a remarkably Sundlun kind of election in this northern city which is a tremendous historical irony because Washington was the leader of the whole movement to free the slaves in the in the 19th century all of the
emancipated as came a lot of them came from Boston abolitionists. The tradition is was strong here in the 19th century and yet curiously enough 100 years later we have a Southern style action in which we have a candidate. Very true to contemporary Southern politics who doesn't even have to use race this time. All she has to say is you know where I stand which is just what a lot of candidates in Alabama Mississippi Georgia say now they don't use vulgar nasty over and he Negro talk the way they used to a few years ago they just get up and say you know what my record is. And I have proven what I stand for and that is of course understood by the voter he knows what they are getting at now that's what she has said. Ha ha. Ha ha and then. We want.
A. Nice. Big. Hug. Next. Year. Will be good we get what we feel. Yes. Oh that will be the wall. All the polling we will be again will be a new low. I feel that the people of Boston to follow the leader she leads to bigotry and so therefore they have given us a message. I also feel that this is a
white light. Actually causes him to have the opportunity to write history in an altogether different. What was achieved all she could've gone the other way and she still would have been somebody now is history we call it so she'll be only recorded as a person that created bigotry created division created hate and it's an awful good. But she's the one who's going to have to carry Lisick see if you recognize that one of the urban crisis footballing race relations in America in the last few years. If the rioting burning and looking at your star and Roxbury with outright lawlessness and should've been punished as such I have no time for those that commit crimes in the name of social social justice. I certainly believe that civil disobedience is the most dangerous excuse for lawlessness that has ever been settled in this country and outside of this city on the night of ministration will help Florida. And there will be one set of rules for all people.
What if this continued violence over the years to be dating for a more liberal attitude is. What most people accuse you of. But you say. That star is a lottery. Many are the other doubtfully that must come out. What is the problem with the police. If the fact they have to. Send them to riot toy area. With you not enough to be a genius. When are we ever going to riot toy area. They will be on. The. Market but. They will not be sacrificed on the out several disobedience but instead they will maintain and are tough. And if it is impossible for them to do so we will talk over the situation and if they decide they need extra help it will be brought to the police. Your place equipment is it's well known that there's a twenty eight thousand dollar tank that's been constructed for riots with the type of gun construction and tear gas been taken to gas an entire block. Also the apathy gas that they use in calling people in
the riot all of these things you can be imagine it coming in without a slight slightest moment's hesitation. Big if he is elected mayor there's a possibility of of violence. I would like to speak to that point because this is something that if you speak to that we gonna see which way you word it it's planting a seed and I don't feel that I want to do that. For violence is going to be more bounce off. Their hands. I'm gone with families to the school committee we're been petitioning her and her colleagues for redress of their various grievances. I don't think she's an evil person. I don't think she's a bad person. I don't think she's a monster or any of these things that I use although many of the Negro families and I know were so upset and angry holler all this one. I think she's a credible politician but I think there comes a time even in American politics which is had its sordid element all along. There comes a time when even a pol even an American politician
has to decided there are certain moral issues that they cannot exploit for their success. And in math sense I don't think she's drawn the line where I think most of the other political candidates in Boston have and most a recap political candidates in this country so find have out of this country will be brought to its knees and destroyed if its political leaders do not refuse the temptation to play that kind of politics the politics of the backlash the politics of racism. It almost destroyed the South and it can destroy this country. Thank you. We are not out of Boston to a victory on November the 7th. Thank you. Thank
you. This was where I go AA as Thank you. Telling from the results. That Mrs Hicks. Is my opponent. And I extend to her.
This evening my congratulations. To action and I wish all of the people in Boston who went to the polls and cast their vote for the most sincere thank you. Heaven.
That is he so. She's just a good candidate. She'll be a good mayor for all the people of Boston. Mary witness and. You will. Know more about this police force and stuff like the L.A.. I hope for personal. Protection. Of. Your place equipment as it's well known that there's a twenty eight thousand dollar tank that's been constructed for riots with the type of gun construction and tear gas put men taken to gas an entire block. Also the apathy gas that they use in calling people and then a riot all of these things can be imagined coming in without a slight slightest moment's hesitation.
People want Alex they just can't see them change. Lol. But they're much less interested in the school than they are in racial separation by resident and she plays on that like a harp over and over repeating the word neighborhood. I believe that is among many other factors but I believe that is the key factor in her support. I feel that the people of bigotry and what they have given us a message. I also feel that this is a. Subtle way to write. Because this is. That the opportunity to write history in an altogether different way. What the GPL she could have gone the other way and she still would have been somebody we call her recorded as a person that created bigotry created division created hate. And it's an
awful burden but she's the one who's going to have to carry. On. No I shall never have a problem with the color. She's always helped them. And I think they're all far until. There's never any racial problem right. I really think that's just you know if there wasn't so much written up in the papers then. We wouldn't have our. Problems. Yeah. What. About that. One. Austin you know it doesn't matter what the color of the mother's skin is she wants your little child in the neighborhood school. If you ask me you know where I stand you know where I stand I stand on behalf of all the people of Boston and all of the people.
Yes many thanks. Yeah I don't you stand a very good chance to make a man. OK I think. That I would like you know if you're going to be like to go back and ask about George when you get in office because you're speaking for bigots that can't speak for them. Yeah and they're using you to speak for them. Are you hoping to think when you get in and start doing to try to make room. I should just ignore your question. But may I say this. I have challenged many people in the city many people who make such a claim as you make to prove by any action in the dying by any word of mine that I am anti negro and I will put my record. Accomplishment for the educational welfare of Negro children up against anyone in this great city. I certainly realize the problems of Negro children and I have compassion for these problems but more than having compassion and having bleeding hearts as many other people have I'm doing something about it. And certainly this is a lot
more than other people who maybe you feel knocked away something about it. It is important to meet the welfare of every child in this city educationally. And I have never discriminated against any child by race color or creed. Sure I'm an Earthman. Yes or throw away. That's. Nice to. Hear. Here we go. Here we. See it all.
Yes. We will walk in the hallway. Boy that was wall to wall again. Hey hey hey hey hey. Oh the real reason why I. AM My house people bought a house. The moment where you say how much older than. Me. Am I. I don't really care for you.
Lol ok. So you can write me a big. Picture like. Close to quoting. I faintly. I am going. To go with the 6 0. 0 0 over 60 and. Very serious so the sputniks. That like the exit will be a good man. With the oafish when you opine. We knew this would. Be. The final episode it will. Be in the wheelbarrow because the thought that everybody. Would. Think that the below. The
Be. The only. You need to be. Very happy to. Be very happy to hear. That. Very happy tale looking told everybody else at the station. Wagner made. It. Home. With me and. I'll be right there I'm going to get much worse. I think you are a bigot. The writing reading and looking at your sorry ass for it was outright lawlessness and it should have been punished. I have no time for those that commit crimes in the name of social social justice. I certainly believe that civil disobedience is the most dangerous excuse the lawlessness that has ever settled in
this country and I say that this city of ministration will help them and there will be one set of rules for all people. What if this continued violence over the years for a more liberal attitude is. What most people accuse you of. That you say. That stars a lot of the other doubt. I'm not sure. What is the problem with the main. Event that. You have a. Center right tiny area. But you are not to be. Going up. We never know when the right time. They will be up. To the. Mark. But. They will not sacrifice talking out of the cell phone video but instead they will maintain our doubt and if it is impossible for them to do so we will talk over the situation and if they decide they need extra help it will be brought to the moment. You know the question is is it the families into the DSP project run by citizens and
the question I want to ask you is how do you propose to give greater level of integration in the public housing which by laws is tax supported in the laws must be how do you propose what kind of program would you support to deal with the problem of a greater amount of integration of protection the family to move into a housing project where there are hostilities. I realize that this is a problem because with the city simply because of the fact that there are areas in this particular area of public housing and we were running because the public housing we were promised by the public housing would be integrated with about approximately 97 percent Negro population.
Series
Public Broadcast Laboratory
Episode Number
101
Segment
Louise Day Hicks
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WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
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This documentary aired on the premiere episode of Public Broadcast Laboratory. The segment is a profile of Louise Day Hicks, Boston public school official and later city council member who was in the national limelight in the 1960's for fighting a Massachusetts law ordering districts to desegregate or lose state financing, whose anti-busing crusade made her a national symbol of racial division, and who lost an election for mayor of Boston in 1968.
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1967-11-05
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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
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Race; Education; race relations; Busing for school integration; Boston (Mass.) History; political campaigns
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00:47:32;10
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