Oral history interview with Paula Fleming (OH-069, audio recording and transcript)

Title

Oral history interview with Paula Fleming (OH-069, audio recording and transcript)

Date

2007

Description

In this interview, Paula Fleming, the children’s librarian at the South Boston Branch Library of the Boston Public Library and a lifelong resident of South Boston, discusses the impact on her neighborhood 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. Ms. Fleming reflects on the reactions of local children and parents to the Garrity decision; the effects that busing had on neighborhood dynamics and library patronage in South Boston; how the neighborhood has changed since the 1970s; and the media portrayals of South Boston.

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 Public Schools
Morgan v. Hennigan (379 F. Supp. 410)
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
Education--Massachusetts

Identifier

OH-069

Embedded Media

Interviewer

Budzilko, Jekaterina

Interviewee

Fleming, Paula

Duration

28:02:00

Files

oh-069_transcript.pdf

Citation

“Oral history interview with Paula Fleming (OH-069, audio recording and transcript),” Moakley Archive & Institute, accessed October 16, 2017, https://moakleyarchive.omeka.net/items/show/3770.

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