Oral history interview with Lewis Finfer (OH-050)

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Collection Number

Moakley Oral History Project OH-050

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Running Time

00:33:29

Description

Lewis Finfer, a community organizer with neighborhood and citywide groups in the Boston area, discusses the impact of the 1974 Garrity decision, which resulted in some students being bused from one Boston neighborhood to another with the goal of creating racial balance in the Boston Public Schools. Topics covered include the racial and social climate in Boston at the time; reactions of the white and black communities to the decision; the condition of the Boston Public Schools then, now and in the future; and the political aspects and ramifications of the decision.

Interview Date

2005

Publisher

Suffolk University

Keywords

Busing for school integration, Boston Public Schools, Morgan v. Hennigan Case

Subject Headings

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

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Oral history interview with Lewis Finfer (OH-050)

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