Dukakis Talks Mayor White And Busing, Segregation Crisis

Boston Mayor Kevin White, right, greets Democratic vice presidential candidate Sargent Shriver while Sen. Edward Kennedy's then-wife Joan Kennedy looks on in 1972, at City Hall in Boston. (AP)

Mayor Kevin White’s early connections with the city’s minority communities were tested during the busing crisis of the mid-1970’s. Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, former transportation adviser Fred Salvucci, and Boston Architectural College president Ted Landsmark join Radio Boston to talk about White’s reaction to that crisis, as well as his legacy in Boston.


  • Michael Dukakis, former Massachusetts governor
  • Ted Landsmark, president of Boston Architectural College
  • Fred Salvucci, former transportation adviser to Kevin White; lecturer at MIT
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