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This document identifies the total population in each district and categorizes district residents as White, Negro, American Indian, other (including Asians), and reported other races.

Please note that the Archives has redacted personal information such as names and street addresses from this document.

This scan includes only the following sections from Part III: Preliminary Design. Section C: Community Development, Section D: Socioeconomics, and Section E: Archaeological Survey.Contact the Archives for access to the full document.


ROAR pin depicts a lion on a school bus with the text, "Stop forced busing"

This document shows the changing population distribution and political landscape in Boston over two decades.

This document identifies the total percentage of Boston's population in each district for years 1950-1970. The information was obtained from 1950,1960, and 1970 Census of Population and Housing, and First Count Summary Tape.

This document provides data on the expansion and contraction of white and non-white populations by Boston district for each decade. The information was taken from 1950,1960 and 1970 censuses of Population and housing.

Report number: TR-1999-104. Includes cover memo from Lawrence H. Weintrob, Assistant Inspector General for Auditing.


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…

Ms. Ruth Walsh reflects on her experiences growing up in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, following the 1974 Garrity decision, which required students to be bused between Boston neighborhoods with the intention of creating racial…

Mary Ellen Smith, a Boston community activist who founded the Citywide Education Coalition (CWEC), reflects on her work in education and community organizing in Boston, as well as the ramifications of the 1974 Garrity decision, which required some…

Dr. Mark Harvey, co-founder of the Jazz Coalition Magnet Arts Desegregation Program, reflects on his experiences working with Boston-area children before and after the 1974 Garrity decision, which required some students to be bused between Boston…

Kirsten Alexander, who grew up in Jamaica Plain and Brookline, Massachusetts, during the 1970s, discusses the racial climate in the Boston Public Schools during that time period. The interview covers her family’s community activism and support of…

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…

Henry L. Allen, a lifelong resident of Boston, reflects on the Boston Public Schools and the city itself during the time of the Garrity decision, which in 1974 required some students to be bused between Boston neighborhoods with the intention of…

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…

Mr. Anthony Voto reflects on his experiences growing up in East Boston, Massachusetts, following the 1974 Garrity decision, which required students to be bused between Boston neighborhoods with the intention of creating racial balance in the public…

Sheila Burgess, a former member of Congressman Moakley’s staff, reflects on her time working for the congressman in his district office and on his re-election campaigns. She touches upon Moakley’s character, his influence on people, his dedication to…

Notes from a phone call between John Joseph Moakley and Attorney General Edward H. Levi urging him to "file an amicus curiae brief in support of a review of the Boston desegregation case."

Notes were sent to John Joseph Moakley from Paul F. [illegible], possibly a constituent.
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