Oral history interview with John Canty (OH-070, audio recording and transcript)

Title

Oral history interview with John Canty (OH-070, audio recording and transcript)

Date

2007

Description

In this interview, John M. Canty, a former administrator and teacher in the Boston Public Schools, discusses the impact 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. Mr. Canty discusses the de facto segregation of the Boston Public Schools prior to the Garrity decision, his role in implementing the decision, the political and media reaction to the decision, and his feelings on how forced busing could have been prevented through other options. Mr. Canty also reflects on the roles his colleagues and Judge Garrity’s designees played in implementing the Garrity decision and the lasting effects of the decision on the educational system in the city of 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)
Magnet schools--Massachusetts

Education--Massachusetts

Identifier

OH-070

Embedded Media

Interviewer

Andrews, Rebecca

Interviewee

Canty, John M.

Duration

1:28:31

Files

oh-070_transcript.pdf

Citation

“Oral history interview with John Canty (OH-070, audio recording and transcript),” Moakley Archive & Institute, accessed October 16, 2017, https://moakleyarchive.omeka.net/items/show/3771.

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