BOSTON EDUCATION ACTIVISM TOUR
A YOUTH-LED VIRTUAL HISTORY
OF THE STRUGGLE FOR THE RIGHT TO LEARN
Learn the struggles that aren’t in the history textbooks—directly from the METCO students of today.
In the spring of 2020, eight high school students in the METCO program were selected for an internship program called B.E.A.T.: Boston Education Activism Tour.
They researched in archives and libraries to uncover the history of activism for educational equality in Boston, including the founding of METCO itself. What would have been a walking tour of Boston is now ready to be presented virtually.
Join them as they guide you through decades of untold history and introduce you to the brave organizers who envisioned a better world.
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE
Molly Brown, Giordana Micagni, and Amanda Rust
BOSTON CITY ARCHIVE
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVE
Andrew Elder and Jessica Holden
RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE SCHLESINGER LIBRARY
DILLAWAY THOMAS HOUSE
Ena Fox and Leonard Lee
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
METCO B.E.A.T. 2020
Rhone Charles, Tamira English, Samone Lumley, Miolany Martinez, Jabari Murphy, Kayla Simpson,and Kendel Yancey
METCO HQ STAFF
Ivette Melendez (Project Coordinator), Colin Stokes (Project Director), D. Farai Williams (Project Consultant), and Milly Arbaje-Thomas (Executive Producer)
MIT HACKING THE ARCHIVE
Ben Silverman, Annie Wang, and Meesh Zucker
Oran Andrews and Graham Champman
Rasheedah Clayton, Marika Hamilton, Barbara Hamilton, and Dr. Tony Laing
Dr. Jean McGuire
Dr. Kandice Sumner
Dr. Karilyn Crockett