Oral history interview with John Nucci (OH-059, audio recording and transcript)

Title

Oral history interview with John Nucci (OH-059, audio recording and transcript)

Date

2006

Description

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 balance in the public schools. He discusses the background of the decision and its impact on the city; why he decided to run for the Boston School Committee; the 1985 court decision to disengage the schools from the federal court and give control back to the school committee; and how race relations have improved in Boston. He concludes by discussing the current state of education in the Boston Public 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

Subject

Busing for school integration
Boston (Mass.)--School Committee
Morgan v. Hennigan (379 F. Supp. 410)
Education--Massachusetts

Identifier

OH-059

Embedded Media

Interviewer

Tsismenakis, Elias

Interviewee

Nucci, John

Duration

31:09:00

Files

oh-059_transcript.pdf

Citation

“Oral history interview with John Nucci (OH-059, audio recording and transcript),” Moakley Archive & Institute, accessed October 18, 2017, https://moakleyarchive.omeka.net/items/show/3760.

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