Oral history interview with Lewis Finfer (OH-050, audio recording and transcript)

Title

Oral history interview with Lewis Finfer (OH-050, audio recording and transcript)

Date

2005

Description

Lewis Finfer, a community organizer with neighborhood and citywide groups in the Boston area, discusses the impact of the 1974 Garrity decision, which resulted in some students being bused from one Boston neighborhood to another with the goal of creating racial balance in the Boston Public Schools. Topics covered include the racial and social climate in Boston at the time; reactions of the white and black communities to the decision; the condition of the Boston Public Schools then, now and in the future; and the political aspects and ramifications of the decision.

Source

Moakley Oral History Project

Rights

Copyright Suffolk University. This item is made available for research and educational purposes by the John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute. Prior permission is required for any commercial use.

Type

Sound recording
Oral histories

Format

MP3
PDF

Language

English

Subject

Busing for school integration
Boston Public Schools
Morgan v. Hennigan (379 F. Supp. 410)
Finfer, Lewis, 1950-

Identifier

OH-050

Embedded Media

Interviewer

Crockett, Brynne

Interviewee

Finfer, Lewis, 1950-

Duration

33:29:00

Files

oh-050_transcript.pdf

Citation

“Oral history interview with Lewis Finfer (OH-050, audio recording and transcript),” Moakley Archive & Institute, accessed February 19, 2018, http://moakleyarchive.omeka.net/items/show/3753.

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