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<p>City councilors Tito Jackson, Charles Yancey, Sal LaMattina and Ayanna Pressley were among those who spoke during a hearing on the 40th anniversary of school desegregation in Boston.</p>

City councilors Tito Jackson, Charles Yancey, Sal LaMattina and Ayanna Pressley were among those who spoke during a hearing on the 40th anniversary of school desegregation in Boston.

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For many black Bostonians, the date denotes court-ordered desegregation, a key development in a centuries-long fight for equal access to education and public resources.