What is the significance of South Boston High School (1974)?

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The significance of this high school is that it was part of a major conflict over desegregation and race relations in the 1970s.

During this time, America was trying to figure out how to improve race relations and bring about more racial equality.  One thing that was tried was increasing the amount of integration in public education.  In Boston, students were bused from one high school to another to achieve more racial integration.  South Boston High was the white school most heavily involved in the plan.  There was tremendous conflict in Boston over the busing plan.

In this way, South Boston High is significant as a symbol of the racial strife that existed in the US during the 1970s.

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