Long-range Investigation into Racial Tensions Started in Boston
Menu JTA Search

Long-range Investigation into Racial Tensions Started in Boston

Download PDF for this date

The United Community Services, acting at the request of the Jewish Community Council, will undertake a long-range investigation into the racial tensions of the Dorchester-Roxbury area, scene of numerous anti-Jewish incidents, it was announced today.

Arthur G. Rotch, president of the United Community Services, said funds from special sources will be available for the project which got underway today at a conference of city officials, representative of the U.C.S. and of the Jewish community council.

Frederick B. Taylor, chairman of the U.C.S. recreation and group work division, will be in charge of the study, with fact-finding in the hands of Robert F. Rutherford, dean of the Simmons College of Social Work.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund