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From the Archives

From Globe archives: Back to school in Boston

Sam Masotta/Globe Staff/File 1972

As students report back to school in the Boston area, we remember images of the past

that capture this exciting and anxious time, depicting issues of the era as well as its fashions.

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In this photo from Sept. 13, 1972, about 15 girls walked out of the Grover Cleveland

Junior High School and formed a picket line to protest the exclusion of girls from industrial arts classes. Principal Edmund Barry termed the protest “a tempest in a teapot.” About 200 people,

including male students and teachers, signed a petition sympathetic to the issue.

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