Transcript of Oral History Interview of Sean T. Ryan

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Title

Transcript of Oral History Interview of Sean T. Ryan

Subject

Boston (Mass.)
Busing for school integration
El Salvador
Moakley, John Joseph, 1927-2001
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Rules

Description

In this interview, Sean Ryan, a member of Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s congressional staff from 1992 through 2000, discusses his time as a congressional aide and reflects on Congressman Moakley's career. Among other topics, he discusses the Congressman's feelings about Judge W. Arthur Garrity's 1974 decision in the case of Morgan v. Hennigan, which required some students to be bused between Boston neighborhoods with the goal of creating racial balance in the public schools. He also reflects on some of the issues that were important to Moakley, including human rights violations and injustices in El Salvador, and on Moakley's role as Chairman of the House Rules Committee.

Creator

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

Source

Moakley Oral History Project

Publisher

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

Date

April 18, 2003

Contributor

Kintz, Laura

Rights

Copyright Suffolk University. This item is made available for research and educational purposes by the John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute. Prior permission is required for any commercial use.

Relation

Moakley Oral History Project: http://moakleyarchive.omeka.net/collections/show/1

Format

PDF (Computer file format)

Language

English

Type

Oral history interview transcript

Identifier

OH-004

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Caruso, Paul

Interviewee

Ryan, Sean

Location

Law offices of Donoghue Barrett & Singal, P.C., Boston, Mass.

Transcription

See PDF transcript

Original Format

MP3 audio file
Note: Original audio recording is available for listening at the John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute at Suffolk University, Boston, Mass.

Duration

49:57

Time Summary

Working for Congressman Moakley (1992-2000) p. 3 (00:04)
Moakley’s relationships with members of Congress p. 6 (11:23)
Improvements to Boston p. 11 (25:08)
Busing for school integration p. 12 (29:14)
Moakley’s involvement in El Salvador p. 14 (36:41)
House Rules Committee p. 16 (44:50)

Files

Citation

John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute at Suffolk University, Boston, Mass., “Transcript of Oral History Interview of Sean T. Ryan,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed January 16, 2021, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/148.