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    THOUSANDS OF WHITE STUDENTS STAYED AWAY FROM SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK CITY YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AT THE START OF A TWO-DAY PROTEST AGAINST AN INTEGRATION PLAN THAT FORCED TRANSFERS FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD SCHOOLS.

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    THOUSANDS OF WHITE STUDENTS STAYED AWAY FROM SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK CITY YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AT THE START OF A TWO-DAY PROTEST AGAINST AN INTEGRATION PLAN THAT FORCED TRANSFERS FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD SCHOOLS.

    AN ESTIMATED TWO THOUSANDS PARENTS PICKETED ABOUT 150 SCHOOLS TO BACK-UP THEIR FEELINGS ABOUT THE TRANSFERS - SOME OF WHICH INVOLVED THE TRANSPORTATION BY BUS OF WHITE CHILDREN TO PROVIDE A BETTER RACIAL BALANCE IN PREDOMINANTLY NEGRO SCHOOLS MANY BLOCKS AWAY.

    THE NEW YORK CITY SCHOOL BOARD SAID YESTERDAY'S ATTENDANCES AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS WAS DOWN BY MORE THAN 275 THOUSANDS CHILDREN; ROUGHLY 20 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL ENROLMENT.

    THE PLAN TO TRANSPORT SOME PUPILS OUT OF THEIR NEIGHBOURHOODS AND EXCHANGE STUDENTS BETWEEN PREDOMINANTLY WHITE AND NEGRO SCHOOLS IS ONLY PART OF THE BOARD'S OVERALL PROGRAMME TO COPE WITH DE-FACTO SEGREGATION IN THE NEW YORK SCHOOL SYSTEM, THE LARGEST IN THE UNITED STATES.

    HOWEVER, IT'S AROUSED A GREAT DEAL OF EMOTIONAL FEELING AMONG WHITE PARENTS, WHO SAY THEY ARE NOT ONLY OPPOSED TO TRANSPORTATION OF STUDENTS AWAY FROM THEIR OWN NEIGHBOURHOODS, BUT TO INTEGRATION AS SUCH.

    THE BOARD SAYS THAT SUCH TRANSFERS ARE NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE INTEGRATION BECAUSE MOST SUBURBAN AREAS ARE EITHER WHITE OR NEGRO AND THE LOCAL SCHOOLS REFLECT THIS FACT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA84BOI337X97XE6008DBC5OQ9J
    Media URN:
    VLVA84BOI337X97XE6008DBC5OQ9J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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