Oral history interview with Joanne Sweeney (OH-049)

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Collection Number

Moakley Oral History Project OH-049

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Running Time

00:24:26

Description

Joanne Sweeney, a lifelong resident of South Boston, discusses the impact of the 1974 Garrity decision, which required students to be bused between Boston neighborhoods with the intention of creating racial balance in the public schools. The interview covers the reaction to the decision in South Boston; her family’s community activism; that state of the Boston Public Schools; and her feelings about the portrayal of South Boston as “racist”.

Interview Date

2005

Publisher

Suffolk University

Keywords

Busing for school integration, South Boston (Boston, Mass.), Morgan v. Hennigan Case

Subject Headings

Busing for school integration, South Boston (Mass), Morgan v. Hennigan (379 F. Supp. 410)

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Oral history interview with Joanne Sweeney (OH-049)

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