Browse Items (70 total)

  • Collection: Moakley Oral History Project, 2001-2012

oh-052_transcript.pdf
Mr. James Collins reflects on his experiences following the 1974 Garrity decision, which required some students to be bused between Boston neighborhoods with the intention of creating racial balance in the public schools. He discusses his upbringing…

oh-048_transcript.pdf
James P. Feeney, who was born and raised in South Boston, Massachusetts, discusses the impact of the 1974 Garrity decision, which required students to be bused between Boston neighborhoods with the intention of creating racial balance in the public…

oh-066_transcript.pdf
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…

oh-018_transcript.pdf
James M. Kelly, member of the Boston City Council representing District Two since 1983, discusses his relationship with Congressman John Joseph Moakley. Mr. Kelly describes Congressman Moakley’s work to improve housing and the South Boston…

oh-065_transcript.pdf
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…

oh-013_transcript.pdf
From his district office in Worcester, Congressman James P. McGovern, current member of the House Rules Committee from the Third District in Massachusetts, discusses working with Congressman Joe Moakley. Congressman McGovern talks about his role as…

oh-068_transcript.pdf
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…

oh-015_transcript.pdf
Jeanne Hession is a Suffolk University Law School alumna and its first female member of the Board of Trustees. This interview covers her attendance at Suffolk University Law School with classmate and friend Congressman Joe Moakley; her tenure as the…

oh-049_transcript.pdf
Joanne Sweeney, a lifelong resident of South Boston, discusses the impact of the 1974 Garrity decision, which required students to be bused between Boston neighborhoods with the intention of creating racial balance in the public schools. The…

oh-070_transcript.pdf
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…

oh-036_transcript.pdf
John Daniel, a member of Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s congressional committee staff from 1989 through 2001, discusses the career of Congressman Moakley. His interview covers how he became a member of the House Rules Committee staff; Congressman…

oh-001_transcript.pdf
Congressman John Joseph Moakley, who served the Ninth District of Massachusetts from 1973 through 2001, discusses his life and political career. This interview covers what it was like to grow up in South Boston in the thirties and forties; his…

oh-011_transcript.pdf
In this interview, John Lynch, a volunteer on Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s early campaigns, discusses his work on Moakley’s 1950 and 1952 campaigns for state representative; his friendship with Moakley from the 1950s until Moakley’s death in…

oh-059_transcript.pdf
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…

oh-055_transcript.pdf
Mr. John Weinfurter, a member of Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s congressional staff from 1977 to 1996, discusses his time working with Congressman Moakley. He discusses Moakley’s committee work, especially his role as chairman of the House Rules…

oh-009_transcript.pdf
In this interview, Karen Harraghy, a member of Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s district staff from 1983 to 2001, recalls her time working for the congressman. The interview covers Ms. Harraghy’s responsibilities as a district staff member;…

oh-026_transcript.pdf
Katherine Sophie Hayford, a member of Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s congressional staff from 1976 through 2001, discusses her experience working at his congressional office, on the House Rules Subcommittee staff and on House Rules Committee…

oh-024_transcript.pdf
Kathleen Teixeira, a member of Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s congressional office staff from 1989 through 2000, discuses her experiences as his congressional aide. Her interview covers how she became involved in public service; what her role was…

oh-040_transcript.pdf
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…

oh-037_transcript.pdf
Leanita Shelby, a member of Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s congressional committee staff from 1989 through 2001, discusses her experiences while a member of the House Rules Committee staff. In the interview, she describes how her career started on…

oh-021_transcript.pdf
Leonel Gomez, a community activist, labor organizer and a political advisor, discusses Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s involvement in El Salvador. His interviews covers what it was like growing up in El Salvador; how he became active in community…

oh-050_transcript.pdf
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…

oh-045_transcript.pdf
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…

oh-035_transcript.pdf
In this interview, Congressman Martin T. Meehan of Massachusetts’ Fifth Congressional District discusses the career of Congressman John Joseph Moakley. The interview covers Meehan’s early interest in public service and his eventual election to…

oh-058_transcript.pdf
Mary Ann Hardenbergh, who served as a member and as chair of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, reflects on her experiences during the time surrounding the 1974 Garrity decision, which required some students to be bused between Boston…
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