Oral history interview with Byron Rushing (OH-062)

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Moakley Oral History Project OH-062

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Running Time

00:30:57

Description

In this interview, Byron Rushing, a Massachusetts state representative and co-founder of Boston’s Museum of Afro-American History, reflects on Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s involvement in the preservation of sites that are significant in the history of Boston’s African American community. He discusses the establishment of the Museum of Afro-American History in 1972; the creation of the Boston African American National Historic Site, known as BOAF, which is part of the National Park System; and Congressman Moakley’s efforts to get funding for the rehabilitation of several of the sites that are part of BOAF. He concludes with a discussion of the preservation efforts that have continued since Moakley’s death in 2001.

Interview Date

2005

Publisher

Suffolk University

City

Boston

Subject Headings

Historic preservation--United States, Moakley, John Joseph, 1927-2001, "Boston African American National Historic Site (Boston, Mass.)

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Oral history interview with Byron Rushing (OH-062)

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