Moakley Oral History Project OH-059
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.
Busing for school integration, Boston Public Schools, Boston (Mass.)--School Committee, Morgan v. Hennigan Case
Busing for school integration, Boston (Mass.)--School Committee, Morgan v. Hennigan (379 F. Supp. 410)
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Nucci, John and Tsismenakis, Elias, "Oral history interview with John Nucci (OH-059)" (2006). Moakley Archive Oral History Project. 55.