Moakley Oral History Project OH-049
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”.
Busing for school integration, South Boston (Boston, Mass.), Morgan v. Hennigan Case
Busing for school integration, South Boston (Mass), Morgan v. Hennigan (379 F. Supp. 410)
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Sweeney, Joanne and Wilding, Matthew, "Oral history interview with Joanne Sweeney (OH-049)" (2005). Moakley Archive Oral History Project. 47.