Law Department records. Morgan et al. v. Hennigan et al. and related cases files, 1967-1979.

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Law Department records. Morgan et al. v. Hennigan et al. and related cases files, 1967-1979.


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This collection consists of records of the City's Law Department concerning the "School Cases" relating to
desegregation in the late 1960s-1970s. The major case represented in this collection is Tallulah Morgan et al. v.
James Hennigan et al. (later known as Morgan v. Kerrigan, Morgan v. McDonough, Morgan v. Sullivan, etc. due
to the changes in the School Committee presidency). Also included in this collection are files of the following
two cases: Boston School Committee v. Board of Education and Massachusetts Commission Against
Discrimination v. Boston School Committee. Attorneys who worked on the cases included outside counsel,
members of the School Department's Office of General Counsel and attorneys in the City's Law Department.
Attorneys in the Law Department who worked on the various cases include Corporation Counsel Herbert
Gleason, Assistant Corporation Counsel (ACC) Edith Fine, ACC Marilyn Sticklor, ACC Michael Betcher, ACC
Kevin Moloney and several others.


City of Boston, Law Department


Morgan et al. v. Hennigan et al. and related cases files, 1967-1979. Box 2, folder 5: racial imbalance, plans and developments, 1967-1973.


Boston City Archives




Boston City Archives.



Related materials can be found in the Boston School Committee records and the School Department
Desegregation-Era Collection including Office of General Counsel records, Department of Implementation
records, and Citywide Parents Council records. The School Department Office of General Counsel records
include more of the court hearing transcripts for the Morgan case.










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