During the 1960s, Boston’s economy declined, and many people migrated away from the city. The population decreased by -13% during these ten years. The Columbia Point Health Center opened in 1966 and was the first community health center in the country. Funding from state and federal agencies and increased private investment contributed to a rapid transformation of the old city. However, the city’s growing African American population was largely excluded from these alliances. African Americans demanded equal rights in housing, employment, and education during the 1960s. In 1974, a federal judge ordered busing students in the public schools, and subsequent court orders mandated integration of the city’s public housing.
Here are some fascinating photos that will take you back to 1960s Boston. Do you recognize any of these places from the 1960s?
During reconstruction, Syro-Maronite services are being held at Cathedral of Holy Cross under direction of Rev. John J. Manning, who has been administrator of the church pending availability of a clergyman from Maronite Rite. When completed, the church will be a one-story structure utilizing the present lower chapel.