Transcript of Oral History Interview of Maurice Gillen

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Title

Transcript of Oral History Interview of Maurice Gillen

Subject

Boston (Mass.)
Boston Public Schools
Busing for school integration
Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)
Garrity, W. Arthur (Wendell Arthur), 1920-1999

Description

In this interview, Maurice “Moe” Gillen, a lifelong resident of Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, reflects on 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 his activism work with the Charlestown Committee on Education and the Citywide Coordinating Council; reactions to the Garrity decision in Charlestown and other Boston neighborhoods; media coverage of the aftermath of the decision; and his feelings about the decision and its impact on the Boston Public Schools.

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

February 14, 2006

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-057

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Petraglia, Corinne

Interviewee

Gillen, Maurice

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

48:51

Time Summary

Introduction p. 3 (00:03)
Mr. Gillen’s community work and reactions to the Garrity decision in Charlestown p. 3 (00:30)
Violence in Charlestown p. 6 (10:02)
Mr. Gillen’s experiences on the Citywide Coordinating Council p. 7 (14:55)
Role of the media p. 11 (28:45)
Impact of the Garrity decision on Boston and Charlestown p. 12 (35:08)

Files

Citation

John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute at Suffolk University, Boston, Mass., “Transcript of Oral History Interview of Maurice Gillen,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed September 21, 2021, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/184.