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Common Ground (book) - Wikipedia. Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families is a nonfiction book by J. Anthony Lukas, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1. 98. 5, that examines race relations in Boston, Massachusetts through the prism of desegregation busing.
It gives brief genealogical histories of each families, focusing on how the events they went through illuminated Boston history, before narrowing its focus to the racial tension of the 1. Through their stories, Common Ground focuses on racial and class conflicts in two Boston neighborhoods. The Mc. Goffs are proud residents of Charlestown who see an attempt to change the dynamics of their school as an assault on their families. The Twymons have long endured sub- standard education and are hoping that busing will finally change this. Colin Diver, a Harvard Law School graduate and assistant to Mayor Kevin White, and his wife Joan Diver, director of The Hyams Foundation, move into the gentrifying. South End, a block from one of the Twymon sisters, who lives with her children in the shoddily constructed Methunion Manor housing project.
The Divers are in favor of busing, but the effects hit home when they learn that it may result in their own son being bused to a foreign neighborhood. After six years of combating racial and class tension and street violence, the Divers leave the city for suburban Newton. In addition to the family stories, Common Ground examines many of the issues related to busing, including the protest movements, the disaffection between the . Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. Diver - Boston Mayor Kevin White and the city's elite respond to King's assassination; James Brown's concert in Boston calming racial tensions; Diver decides to work for White. Twymon - Genealogical history of Rachel Twymon; history of slavery and abolitionism in Boston. Mc. Goff - Genealogical history of Alice Mc.
Goff; Irish immigration to Boston; history of Charlestown. Diver - Genealogical history of Joan Mc. Kechnie and Colin Diver; James A.
Parker's 1. 96. 3 housing discrimination lawsuit in Lexington. Twymon - Jonathan Kozol is fired from the Christopher Gibson School in Dorchester, where five of Rachel's children attend; the Coleman Report; Rachel's children attend parochial school, an East Boston junior high school, Boston English. The Chairwoman - Boston School Committee Chairwoman Louise Day Hicks opposes school desegregation, establishes Restore Our Alienated Rights (ROAR)Mc. Goff - Alice Kirk (Mc.
Goff)'s family; the rise of William J. Galvin to City Council president; racial conflict in Charlestown. Diver - the Divers move to West Newton Street in the South End; gentrification in the neighborhood. Twymon - Rachel Twymon battles lupus to run a failing shop in Roxbury; history of Union United Methodist Church in the South End; construction of Methunion Manor. Diver - Colin handles urban renewal battles, including Logan Airport expansion; White's failed gubernatorial bid; redlining in Boston; passage and failed repeal of the Racial Imbalance Act. The Judge - W. Common ground: a turbulent decade in the lives of three American families. New York: Vintage Books.
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Boston School Desegregation: The Fallowness of Common Ground, Trotter Institute Review, Summer 1.
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