Sidney "Sid" Topol... whose parents were Polish immigrants, worked for Raytheon for 22 years, then became chairman and CEO of Scientific-Atlanta, a global communications business. He lived in Atlanta for 19 years before retiring and returning to Boston in 1990. What he found back home dismayed him,
- "I was honestly shocked at the poor relations between blacks and whites in Boston, Atlanta had gotten a lot farther ahead of us. I came back to Boston and went to social and political events and was amazed. Where were the African-Americans?"