Oral history interview with Maurice Gillen (OH-057)

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Collection Number

Moakley Oral History Project OH-057

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Running Time

00:48:51

Description

Maurice “Moe” Gillen, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, Massachusetts, discusses his community activism related to the 1974 Garrity decision, which required some students to be bused from one Boston neighborhood to another with the goal of creating racial balance in the Boston Public Schools. The interview covers his work with the Charlestown Committee on Education and the Citywide Coordinating Council; reactions to the Garrity decision in Charlestown and other Boston neighborhoods; media coverage of the aftermath of the decision; and his feelings about the decision and its impact on the Boston Public Schools.

Interview Date

2006

Publisher

Suffolk University

Keywords

Busing for school integration, Charlestown (Boston, Mass.), Citywide Coordinating Council

Subject Headings

Busing for school integration, Charlestown (Boston, Mass.), Citywide Coordinating Council

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Oral history interview with Maurice Gillen (OH-057)

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