Transcript of Oral History Interview of John Lynch

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Title

Transcript of Oral History Interview of John Lynch

Subject

Boston (Mass.)
Busing for school integration
Moakley, John Joseph, 1927-2001
Political campaigns

Description

In this interview, John Lynch, a volunteer on Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s early campaigns, reflects on his friendship with Moakley and discusses Moakley's career. Among other topics, he discusses the impact on Moakley of 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 provides a variety of anecdotes that help to illuminate his friendship with Moakley and shed light on Moakley's personality.

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

May 24, 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-011

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Caruso, Paul

Interviewee

Lynch, John

Location

Suffolk University Law School, 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

59:45

Time Summary

Lynch’s early campaign work for Moakley p. 1 (00:36)
Lynch’s friendship with Moakley p. 8 (13:47)
Moakley’s reaction to the 1974 Garrity decision p. 10 (19:33)
Anecdotes related to Moakley’s campaigns, political career
and personal life p. 11 (21:25)
1952 campaign work p. 15 (31:05)
The “busing crisis” p. 16 (32:41)
More on Lynch’s campaign work p. 17 (35:03)
More anecdotes related to Moakley’s political career and
Lynch’s friendship with Moakley p. 19 (39:48)

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Citation

John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute at Suffolk University, Boston, Mass., “Transcript of Oral History Interview of John Lynch,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed September 21, 2021, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/149.