Correspondence between a South Boston resident and Congressman John Joseph Moakley

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Title

Correspondence between a South Boston resident and Congressman John Joseph Moakley

Subject

Boston (Mass.)
Boston Public Schools
Busing for school integration
Garrity, W. Arthur (Wendell Arthur), 1920-1999
Moakley, John Joseph, 1927-2001
South Boston (Mass.)
South Boston High School

Description

This correspondence includes a letter written by a resident of South Boston to Congressman Moakley, as well as Congressman Moakley's reply. The resident, who addresses Congressman Moakley as "Joe," thanks Moakley for his "great fight" against busing, but over the course of two pages, outlines many frustrations with other local elected officials, as well as with Judge Garrity, and also describes his complicated feelings towards black people. In his reply, Congressman Moakley thanks this constituent for writing to him and provides assurance that he will continue his "efforts against forced busing."

Creator

Name redacted/Moakley, John Joseph

Source

Congressman John Joseph Moakley Papers, 1926-2001
(MS100)
Series 04 District Issues, Box 5 Folder 52

Publisher

John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute at Suffolk University, Boston, Mass.

Date

November 1975/November 24, 1975

Contributor

Kintz, Laura

Rights

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. This item is made available for research and educational purposes by the Moakley Archive & Institute. Prior permission is required for any commercial use.

Relation

View the finding aid to the John Joseph Moakley Papers for more information (PDF).

Format

JPEG (Image coding standard)

Language

English

Type

Letters

Identifier

DI-1084

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Original Format

Letters

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Citation

Name redacted/Moakley, John Joseph, “Correspondence between a South Boston resident and Congressman John Joseph Moakley,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed August 15, 2022, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/227.

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