Correspondence between Restore Our Alienated Rights (ROAR) and Congressman John Joseph Moakley

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Title

Correspondence between Restore Our Alienated Rights (ROAR) and Congressman John Joseph Moakley

Subject

Boston (Mass.)
Boston Public Schools
Busing for school integration
Moakley, John Joseph, 1927-2001
Restore Our Alienated Rights (ROAR)
Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991

Description

This correspondence includes a telegram sent to Congressman Moakley from anti-busing organization Restore Our Alienated Rights (ROAR), as well as Moakley’s response. In their telegram, the members of ROAR “respectfully demand” that Moakley be present at a congressional conference with President Gerald Ford that is being organized by Senator John Tower of Texas to discuss alternatives to forced busing. In his response, Moakley assures the group that he has been working closely with Senator Tower to arrange such a meeting with President Ford, and that the president has agreed to the meeting, which will be scheduled soon. Moakley also sent ROAR a copy of a letter that he sent to Senator Tower thanking him for his support; this letter is included with this correspondence.

Creator

Restore Our Alienated Rights (ROAR)/Moakley, John Joseph

Source

Congressman John Joseph Moakley Papers, 1926-2001 (MS100)
Series 04 District Issues, Box 6 Folder 60

Publisher

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

Date

October 13, 1975/October 14, 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

Telegram/letter

Identifier

DI-1155

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Original Format

Telegram/letter

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Citation

Restore Our Alienated Rights (ROAR)/Moakley, John Joseph, “Correspondence between Restore Our Alienated Rights (ROAR) and Congressman John Joseph Moakley ,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed December 5, 2020, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/247.