Letter from a South Boston resident to Congressman John Joseph Moakley

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Title

Letter from a South Boston resident to Congressman John Joseph Moakley

Subject

Boston (Mass.)
Boston public schools
Moakley, John Joseph, 1927-2001
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)

Description

In this letter to Congressman Moakley, a 73-year-old South Boston resident expresses anger over the forced busing of students into the "Crime Jungle" [writer's emphasis] of Boston's Roxbury neighborhood and asks "Joe," "Can't you do something...?" The resident uses choice language in describing Judge Garrity and the busing orders. 

Creator

Name redacted

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

October 19, 1974

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

Letter

Identifier

DI-1085

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Original Format

Letter

Files

DI-1085.jpg

Citation

Name redacted, “Letter from a South Boston resident to Congressman John Joseph Moakley,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed August 15, 2022, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/228.

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