Transcript of Oral History Interview of William M. Bulger

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Title

Transcript of Oral History Interview of William M. Bulger

Subject

Boston (Mass.)
Bulger, William M.
Busing for school integration
Curley, James Michael, 1874-1958
Massachusetts--Politics and government
Moakley, John Joseph, 1927-2001
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)

Description

In this interview, William M. Bulger, former Massachusetts State Senate President, discusses the career of Congressman John Joseph Moakley. Among other topics, he reflects on Moakley's reaction, and his own, to 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 and had a significant impact on Moakley and Bulger's own neighborhood of South Boston. He also discusses Moakley's political campaigns; the ways in which politics have changed over the years; and Moakley's legacy as a public servant.

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

August 20, 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-014

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Allison, Robert J.
McEttrick, Joseph

Interviewee

Bulger, William

Location

University of Massachusetts President’s Office, Boston, Mass.

Transcription

See PDF transcript

Original Format

MOV video (QuickTime)
Note: Original video recording is available for viewing at the John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute at Suffolk University, Boston, Mass.

Duration

1:22:29

Time Summary

Part 1
Memories of Congressman Moakley p. 3 (00:20)
Early campaigns p. 6 (07:48)
Constituent service p. 8 (13:27)
Later campaigns p. 14 (26:11)
Part 2
Massachusetts politics p. 17 (02:43)
Busing in Boston p. 22 (15:25)
Reflections on South Boston p. 24 (20:09)
Part 3
Moakley as a model public servant p. 32 (08:44)

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Citation

John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute at Suffolk University, Boston, Mass., “Transcript of Oral History Interview of William M. Bulger,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed September 21, 2021, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/150.