Transcript of Oral History Interview with Mary Ann Hardenbergh

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Title

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Mary Ann Hardenbergh

Subject

Boston (Mass.)
Boston Public Schools
Busing for school integration
Education -- Massachusetts
Massachusetts. Board of Education

Description

In this interview, Mary Ann Hardenbergh, former member and chair of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, 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. She discusses her involvement with the decision and the concept of forced busing; her experiences living in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood; her children’s educational experiences; the issue of race in Boston; and possible alternatives to the plan that was implemented as a result of the Garrity decision. She concludes by discussing the current state of education in Massachusetts.

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 16, 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-058

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Metz, Robert

Interviewee

Hardenbergh, Mary Ann

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

55:10

Time Summary

Background and involvement with the Massachusetts
State Board of Education p. 3 (00:06)
Experiences with the Hyde Park community and public schools,
and her children’s experiences p. 5 (06:20)
Reflections on the Boston Public Schools and racism in Boston p. 15 (34:58)
Possible alternatives to the Garrity decision p. 17 (40:05)
Current state of education in Massachusetts p. 19 (43:38)

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Citation

John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute at Suffolk University, Boston, Mass., “Transcript of Oral History Interview with Mary Ann Hardenbergh,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed December 5, 2020, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/185.