Oral history interview with John Nucci (OH-059)

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Collection Number

Moakley Oral History Project OH-059

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Running Time

00:31:09

Description

In this interview, former Boston School Committee president and Boston city councilor John Nucci reflects on 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 discusses the background of the decision and its impact on the city; why he decided to run for the Boston School Committee; the 1985 court decision to disengage the schools from the federal court and give control back to the school committee; and how race relations have improved in Boston. He concludes by discussing the current state of education in the Boston Public Schools.

Interview Date

2006

Publisher

Suffolk University

Keywords

Busing for school integration, Boston Public Schools, Boston (Mass.)--School Committee, Morgan v. Hennigan Case

Subject Headings

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

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Oral history interview with John Nucci (OH-059)

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