Transcript of Oral History Interview of Patricia Kelly

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Title

Transcript of Oral History Interview of Patricia Kelly

Subject

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

Description

In this interview, Patricia Kelly, an administrator and former teacher in the Boston Public Schools, discusses her experiences as an African American teacher in the aftermath 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. She reflects on her experiences teaching in Charlestown; the racial tension in that neighborhood during the 1970s; the impact of the Garrity decision on education in Boston; and her memories of her students and fellow teachers.

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 15, 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-051

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Steinberg, Joshua

Interviewee

Kelly, Patricia

Location

Unknown

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

43:56

Time Summary

Background p. 3 (00:07)
Early teaching experiences p. 3 (01:53)
Impact of the Garrity decision in Charlestown p. 7 (09:58)
Experiences with racism p. 9 (15:48)
Feelings about the decision p. 11 (20:40)
Students’ experiences p. 15 (28:54)
Reflections on her experiences and the impact of the decision p. 18 (35:46)

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Citation

John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute at Suffolk University, Boston, Mass., “Transcript of Oral History Interview of Patricia Kelly,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed January 16, 2021, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/182.