Kevin White, former mayor of Boston, 82
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From 1968 to 1984, Mr. White was chief executive of a fast-changing metropolis, which had emerged from decades of economic stagnation and insularity with an explosion of growth and construction downtown. But social change tore at the citys fabric. Racial tension and violence during court-ordered school desegregation in the mid-1970s stained Bostons image, perhaps indelibly.
Left:City councilor Tom Atkins and then-mayor Kevin White were photographed outside on March 27, 1968.