Oral history interview with Henry Allen (OH-042, audio recording and transcript)

Title

Oral history interview with Henry Allen (OH-042, audio recording and transcript)

Date

2005

Description

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 creating racial balance in the public schools. In this interview, he discusses his extensive community work in support of school desegregation; his and his family’s experiences with the Boston Public Schools; the racial dynamics of Boston from the late 1960s to the early 1990s; and his opinions of the current state of Boston and its 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-042

Embedded Media

Interviewer

Ramjohn, Rhea

Interviewee

Allen, Henry L.

Duration

1:00:37

Files

oh-042_transcript.pdf

Citation

“Oral history interview with Henry Allen (OH-042, audio recording and transcript),” Moakley Archive & Institute, accessed September 17, 2019, https://moakleyarchive.omeka.net/items/show/3745.

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