Moakley Oral History Project, 2001-2011

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Moakley Oral History Project, 2001-2011

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The Moakley Archive Oral History Project is a collection of interviews that highlight key events and issues related to Congressman John Joseph Moakley's life and career. By collecting audio- and videotaped interviews with family, friends, staff, colleagues, political opponents, political leaders and his constituents the Project preserves valuable information and observations that may not be a part of the Congressman John Joseph Moakley Papers.
Please consult our Oral History page for a full listing of interviews: http://www.suffolk.edu/explore/24834.php

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Moakley Archive & Institute

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Robert Albee discusses his public works career which included service as chief engineer for the Boston Public Works Department and Public Improvement Commission during the 1980s, a position as director of construction services for the Boston Central…

Congressman Barney Frank, who has served the Fourth District of Massachusetts since 1981, discusses his early interactions with Congressman Moakley and his own entrance into politics. Frank also describes Boston’s busing crisis; Moakley’s leadership…

In this interview, Richard M. Lane, an attorney and lifelong resident of South Boston, discusses the impact in his neighborhood of the 1974 Garrity decision, which required some students to be bused between Boston neighborhoods with the intention of…

In this interview, John M. Canty, a former administrator and teacher in the Boston Public Schools, discusses the impact of the 1974 Garrity decision, which required some students to be bused between Boston neighborhoods with the intention of creating…

In this interview, Paula Fleming, the children’s librarian at the South Boston Branch Library of the Boston Public Library and a lifelong resident of South Boston, discusses the impact on her neighborhood of the 1974 Garrity decision, which required…

In this interview, James F. O’Leary, a volunteer on Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s early congressional campaigns and later a member of the congressman’s district staff from 1974 to 1978, discusses his years working for the congressman in the…

Patricia J. Reid, daughter of former South Boston High School headmaster Dr. William Reid, reflects on the impact of the 1974 Garrity decision, which required some students to be bused between Boston neighborhoods with the intention of creating…

In this interview, James W. Hennigan, Jr., a Suffolk University Law School alumnus (JD 1958), Massachusetts state representative (1953-1954), state senator (1955-1964), and Boston School Committee member (1970-1974), discusses the impact of the 1974…

James F. Linnehan, Sr., is a Suffolk University Law School alumnus (JD 1956) and a life member of Suffolk University’s board of trustees. He served as chairman of the board of trustees from 1988 to 1996. In this interview he discusses his friendship…

In this interview, Hubert “Hubie” Jones, a social worker as well as dean emeritus and professor at the Boston University School of Social Work, discusses the impact of the 1974 Garrity decision, which required some students to be bused between Boston…

In this interview, Barbara Faith, a South Boston resident who worked at South Boston High School in the 1970s and whose brother Michael was stabbed in an altercation in a school corridor, discusses the impact on her neighborhood of the 1974 Garrity…

In this interview, Byron Rushing, a Massachusetts state representative and co-founder of Boston’s Museum of Afro-American History, reflects on Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s involvement in the preservation of sites that are significant in the…

In this interview, Fred Clark, who was a member of Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s district staff from 1984 to 2001, reflects on the congressman’s contributions to historic preservation in Boston. He discusses Moakley’s work with the National Park…

In this interview, Sean Hennessey, public affairs officer for the National Park Service in Boston, reflects on historic preservation efforts in the city. He discusses the establishment of the Boston National Historical Park; the sites that are part…

In this interview, former Boston School Committee president and Boston city councilor John Nucci reflects on the 1974 Garrity decision, which required some students to be bused between Boston neighborhoods with the intention of creating racial…
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