It is 1975.
is mired in the chaos of court-ordered forced busing. Protest marches
course through the streets daily. Children attend schools teeming with
armed riot police. Angry mobs heckle students as they step off school
buses. Snipers are staked out on school rooftops.
This is daily life
for the young people of Boston. A cautious attempt by Katie Flannery
to start a dialogue with Jack Sinclair from Roxbury ignites already
inflamed racial tensions and sets off a sequence of events that will
change both their lives forever.
This story will
take you from the explosively integrated school hallways to the bloody
street battles with police, from the drug dens of Roxbury to the stately
soaring Bunker Hill monument. It will bring you back to the roiling
anger and moral ambiguity that rocked Boston and the country during the
tumult of the forced busing era. And it will deliver you intimately into
the lives of these two families struggling desperately to survive it