Oral history interview with Richard Lane (OH-071, audio recording and transcript)

Title

Oral history interview with Richard Lane (OH-071, audio recording and transcript)

Date

2007

Description

In this interview, Richard M. Lane, an attorney and lifelong resident of South Boston, discusses the impact in his 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. He reflects on the reactions to the busing plan among South Boston residents; the impact of media coverage on perceptions of South Boston; the effect that busing had on the demographics of South Boston and the Boston Public schools; and the overall ineffectiveness of the busing plan. Mr. Lane concludes with a brief reflection on the career of Congressman John Joseph Moakley 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
Moakley, John Joseph, 1927-2001
Morgan v. Hennigan (379 F. Supp. 410)
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
Education--Massachusetts

Identifier

OH-071

Embedded Media

Interviewer

Foley, Stephen

Interviewee

Lane, Richard M.

Duration

25:32:00

Files

oh-071_transcript.pdf

Citation

“Oral history interview with Richard Lane (OH-071, audio recording and transcript),” Moakley Archive & Institute, accessed October 16, 2017, https://moakleyarchive.omeka.net/items/show/3772.

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