Oral history interview with Maurice Gillen (OH-057, audio recording and transcript)

Title

Oral history interview with Maurice Gillen (OH-057, audio recording and transcript)

Date

2006

Description

Maurice “Moe” Gillen, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, Massachusetts, discusses his community activism related to the 1974 Garrity decision, which required some students to be bused from one Boston neighborhood to another with the goal of creating racial balance in the Boston Public Schools. The interview covers his work with the Charlestown Committee on Education and the Citywide Coordinating Council; reactions to the Garrity decision in Charlestown and other Boston neighborhoods; media coverage of the aftermath of the decision; and his feelings about the decision and its impact on the Boston Public Schools.

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

Identifier

OH-057

Embedded Media

Interviewer

Petraglia, Corinne

Interviewee

Gillen, Maurice "Moe"

Duration

48:51:00

Files

oh-057_transcript.pdf

Citation

“Oral history interview with Maurice Gillen (OH-057, audio recording and transcript),” Moakley Archive & Institute, accessed May 28, 2018, http://moakleyarchive.omeka.net/items/show/3758.

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