Oral history interview with Mary Ellen Smith (OH-044, audio recording and transcript)

Title

Oral history interview with Mary Ellen Smith (OH-044, audio recording and transcript)

Date

2005

Description

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 students to be bused between Boston neighborhoods with the intention of creating racial balance in the public schools. She discusses the various organizations with which she has worked, including CWEC, the Citywide Coordinating Council, and the Massachusetts Board of Education; her experiences working in the Boston Public Schools; the effects of the Garrity decision on the school system and Boston in general; and the ways that her community work has affected her life.

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-044

Embedded Media

Interviewer

Hidalgo, AnaMaria

Interviewee

Smith, Mary Ellen

Duration

1:28:54

Files

oh-044_transcript.pdf

Citation

“Oral history interview with Mary Ellen Smith (OH-044, audio recording and transcript),” Moakley Archive & Institute, accessed August 21, 2019, https://moakleyarchive.omeka.net/items/show/3747.

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