Transcript of Oral History Interview of Mark Harvey

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Title

Transcript of Oral History Interview of Mark Harvey

Subject

Boston (Mass.)
Boston Public Schools
Busing for school integration

Description

In this interview, Dr. Mark Harvey, who founded the Jazz Coalition Magnet Arts Desegregation in Boston in 1970, reflects on his work with Boston's youth during the 1970s and the impact 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 discusses the formation of the Jazz Coalition and its impact; the social and racial climate of the 1970s in Boston; and the importance of integration.

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

March 3, 2005

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-045

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Hidalgo, AnaMaria

Interviewee

Harvey, Mark

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

44:13

Time Summary

Mr. Harvey’s background p. 3 (00:06)
Background information on Jazz Coalition p. 4 (03:30)
Before Garrity decision p. 7 (07:28)
Jazz Coalition proposals and programs p. 10 (13:51)
Media presence and community violence/tension p. 14 (22:41)
Parents’ involvement p. 16 (27:13)
More on Mr. Harvey’s experiences with the Jazz Coalition p. 17 (29:36)
Reflections on desegregation p. 23 (40:43)

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Citation

John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute at Suffolk University, Boston, Mass., “Transcript of Oral History Interview of Mark Harvey,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed January 16, 2021, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/157.