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Police escorting school bus during beginning of court-ordered busing in Boston, 1974 September, Mayor Kevin H. White records (Collection #0245.001).
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Police escorting school bus during beginning of court-ordered busing in Boston, 1974 September, Mayor Kevin H. White records (Collection #0245.001).

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Aerial view of Boston, circa 1930s, Photographer: Leon H. Abdalian, Boston Landmarks Commission image collection, (Collection #5210.004) 
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Aerial view of Boston, circa 1930s, Photographer: Leon H. Abdalian, Boston Landmarks Commission image collection, (Collection #5210.004) 

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Government of the City of Roxbury, 1863, City of Roxbury records (Collection #1300.001)
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Government of the City of Roxbury, 1863, City of Roxbury records (Collection #1300.001)

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Boston Municipal Airport pamphlet, circa 1930s, Mayor Malcolm E. Nichols records (Collection #0239.001)


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Boston Is Strong from Edison K-8 School in Brighton, MA

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Boston Is Strong from Edison K-8 School in Brighton, MA

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Natural History Museum, Boylston and Berkeley Streets, 1912 October 30, Public Works Department photograph collection (Collection #5000.009)
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Natural History Museum, Boylston and Berkeley Streets, 1912 October 30, Public Works Department photograph collection (Collection #5000.009)

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Drawing from a child in Texas

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Drawing from a child in Texas

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Commonwealth Avenue, 1975,  Peter H. Dreyer slide collection, Collection #9800.007, City of Boston Archives.
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Commonwealth Avenue, 1975,  Peter H. Dreyer slide collection, Collection #9800.007, City of Boston Archives.

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Letter from a Leander Independent School District student, “Thank you for helping the people who got hurt at the incedent [sic] in Boston at the JFK Library the Marathon race and the Feterlizer [sic] factory.”

April 2013 was a month marked by tragedy in and out of Boston. This student’s note to police officers demonstrates how chaotic the news cycle was for young children to understand and follow. 

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Letter from a Leander Independent School District student, “Thank you for helping the people who got hurt at the incedent [sic] in Boston at the JFK Library the Marathon race and the Feterlizer [sic] factory.”

April 2013 was a month marked by tragedy in and out of Boston. This student’s note to police officers demonstrates how chaotic the news cycle was for young children to understand and follow.