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Karilyn Crockett, center, is flanked by longtime community activists Chuck Turner and Tunney Lee. The three participated in a March 11 forum at RCC on the 1960s fight to stop the extension of I-95 through city neighborhoods.

Karilyn Crockett, center, is flanked by longtime community activists Chuck Turner and Tunney Lee. The three participated in a March 11 forum at RCC on the 1960s fight to stop the extension of I-95 through city neighborhoods.

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Roxbury forum examines 1960s anti-highway fight

A recent Roxbury Community College forum brought together a newly minted Yale doctor in American studies and two elder statesmen of local activism to discuss the victorious 1960s grassroots action to block an eight-lane highway that would have torn through Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, the South End and Cambridge.