Oral history interview with Byron Rushing (OH-062, audio recording and transcript)

Title

Oral history interview with Byron Rushing (OH-062, audio recording and transcript)

Date

2005

Description

In this interview, Byron Rushing, a Massachusetts state representative and co-founder of Boston’s Museum of Afro-American History, reflects on Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s involvement in the preservation of sites that are significant in the history of Boston’s African American community. He discusses the establishment of the Museum of Afro-American History in 1972; the creation of the Boston African American National Historic Site, known as BOAF, which is part of the National Park System; and Congressman Moakley’s efforts to get funding for the rehabilitation of several of the sites that are part of BOAF. He concludes with a discussion of the preservation efforts that have continued since Moakley’s death in 2001.

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

Moakley, John Joseph, 1927-2001
Historic preservation--United States
Rushing, Byron
Boston African American National Historic Site (Boston, Mass.)




Historic preservation--Massachusetts.

Identifier

OH-062

Embedded Media

Interviewer

Muller, Laura

Interviewee

Rushing, Byron

Duration

30:57:00

Files

oh-062_transcript.pdf

Citation

“Oral history interview with Byron Rushing (OH-062, audio recording and transcript),” Moakley Archive & Institute, accessed October 18, 2017, https://moakleyarchive.omeka.net/items/show/3763.

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