Oral history interview with Brian Wallace (OH-043, audio recording and transcript)

Title

Oral history interview with Brian Wallace (OH-043, audio recording and transcript)

Date

2005

Description

Brian P. Wallace, a Massachusetts state representative and 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. As an aide to then-state representative Ray Flynn, Representative Wallace witnessed firsthand the feelings of local politicians in the aftermath of the decision. In this interview he reflects on the reactions of the city’s residents to the decision; the impact of media reports; Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s position on the issue; and the negative effects of the decision on the city 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-043

Embedded Media

Interviewer

Wilding, Matthew

Interviewee

Wallace, Brian P., 1949-

Duration

59:43:00

Files

oh-043_transcript.pdf

Citation

“Oral history interview with Brian Wallace (OH-043, audio recording and transcript),” Moakley Archive & Institute, accessed October 18, 2019, https://moakleyarchive.omeka.net/items/show/3746.

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