Transcript of Oral History Interview of Michael S. Dukakis

Dublin Core

Title

Transcript of Oral History Interview of Michael S. Dukakis

Subject

Boston (Mass.).
Boston Harbor Islands (Mass.)
Busing for school integration
Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933-
Massachusetts--Politics and government
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Moakley, John Joseph, 1927-2001

Description

In this interview, Michael S. Dukakis, former governor of Massachusetts (1975-1979; 1983-1991), 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. He also discusses issues that were important to Moakley during his career, including the cleanup of Boston Harbor and improvements to the Boston Harbor Islands; political campaigns and politics in general in the 1960s and 1970s, especially in Massachusetts; 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

July 12, 2004

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-022

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

McEttrick, Joseph
Kalarites, Steven

Interviewee

Dukakis, Michael

Location

Political Science Department, Northeastern University, 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

57:19

Time Summary

Boston Harbor Islands p. 3 (00:20)
State house legislation p. 6 (07:57)
Campaigns p. 10 (14:49)
School desegregation p. 12 (17:40)
Improvements to Boston p. 15 (23:24)
Massachusetts state house (1960s) p. 23 (37:43)
Moakley as a model public servant p. 30 (50:42)

Files

Citation

John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute at Suffolk University, Boston, Mass., “Transcript of Oral History Interview of Michael S. Dukakis,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed September 21, 2021, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/151.