Letter to Congressman John Joseph Moakley from the residents of the Columbia Point Housing Project

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Title

Letter to Congressman John Joseph Moakley from the residents of the Columbia Point Housing Project

Subject

Boston (Mass.)
Boston Public Schools
Busing for school integration
Dorchester (Boston, Mass.)
Garrity, W. Arthur (Wendell Arthur), 1920-1999
Moakley, John Joseph, 1927-2001
Sargent, Francis W., 1915-1998

Description

Two representatives of the Columbia Point Health Association at the Columbia Point Housing Project in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood originally sent this letter to Massachusetts Governor Francis Sargent, with a telegram copy (shown here) sent to “Senator Joseph Moakley” [sic]. In their letter, they ask Governor Sargent to call upon Judge Garrity to bring in federal marshals to help black children from the Dorchester neighborhood get to school in South Boston safely. They describe frequent “assaults” upon these children and their families in South Boston and criticize the Boston Police Department and Boston Mayor Kevin White for “obvious inability and lack of commitment” in dealing with the issue.

Creator

Smith-Benjamin, Barbara, and Haskins, Dorothy E.

Source

Congressman John Joseph Moakley Papers, 1926-2001
(MS100)
Series 04 District Issues, Box 5 Folder 52

Publisher

John Joseph Moakley Archive & Institute at Suffolk University, Boston, Mass.

Date

September 16, 1974

Contributor

Kintz, Laura

Rights

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. This item is made available for research and educational purposes by the Moakley Archive & Institute. Prior permission is required for any commercial use.

Relation

View the finding aid to the John Joseph Moakley Papers for more information (PDF).

Format

JPEG (Image coding standard)

Language

English

Type

Telegram

Identifier

DI-1087

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Original Format

Telegram

Files

DI-1087.jpg

Citation

Smith-Benjamin, Barbara, and Haskins, Dorothy E., “Letter to Congressman John Joseph Moakley from the residents of the Columbia Point Housing Project ,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed December 5, 2020, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/237.

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