Oral history interview with James O’Leary (OH-068, audio recording and transcript)

Title

Oral history interview with James O’Leary (OH-068, audio recording and transcript)

Date

2007

Description

In this interview, James F. O’Leary, a volunteer on Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s early congressional campaigns and later a member of the congressman’s district staff from 1974 to 1978, discusses his years working for the congressman in the aftermath 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. While the interview focuses primarily on Moakley’s reaction to the Garrity decision and the impact of the decision on the city of Boston, Mr. O’Leary also reflects on Moakley’s reputation as a fair and devoted legislator and as a mentor to the members of his staff.

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.)
Boston (Mass.)--School Committee
Morgan v. Hennigan (379 F. Supp. 410)

Moakley, John Joseph, 1927-2001

Identifier

OH-068

Embedded Media

Interviewer

Fidler, Gregory

Interviewee

O'Leary, James F.

Duration

24:34:00

Files

oh-068_transcript.pdf

Citation

“Oral history interview with James O’Leary (OH-068, audio recording and transcript),” Moakley Archive & Institute, accessed December 16, 2017, https://moakleyarchive.omeka.net/items/show/3769.

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