Correspondence and memoranda regarding the FBI examination of attacks on Andre Yvon Jean Louis in October 1974 and Theodore Landsmark in April 1976

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Title

Correspondence and memoranda regarding the FBI examination of attacks on Andre Yvon Jean Louis in October 1974 and Theodore Landsmark in April 1976

Subject

Boston (Mass.)
Boston Public Schools
Busing for school integration
Jean-Louis, Andre Yvon
Kelley, Clarence M.
Landsmark, Theodore C.
Moakley, John Joseph, 1927-2001
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Description

This twelve-page document includes FBI memoranda related to Congressman Moakley’s inquisitions into FBI investigations of two racially-motivated attacks on black men. The first two pages, dated October 9, 1974, refer to the beating of Andre Yvon Jean-Louis, a Haitian immigrant, by a group of men in South Boston. The remaining pages include reports dated April 15, April 14, and April 8, all of 1976 (they appear in reverse chronological order), relating to the beating of black attorney Theodore Landsmark by a group of white youths on City Hall Plaza. Also included in the second group of reports is a copy of an April 6, 1976, letter to FBI director Clarence Kelley from Congressman Moakley, in which he asks that the FBI “pursue vigorously an investigation into this matter [the Landsmark attack] to determine what steps the federal government can take to deter those who would wrongly believe that such attacks will be tolerated…”

Creator

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)/Moakley, John Joseph

Source

Congressman John Joseph Moakley Papers, 1926-2001 (MS100)
Series 04 District Issues, Box 5 Folder 59

Publisher

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

Date

October 1974/April 1976

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

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Language

English

Type

Memorandums/letter

Identifier

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Citation

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)/Moakley, John Joseph, “Correspondence and memoranda regarding the FBI examination of attacks on Andre Yvon Jean Louis in October 1974 and Theodore Landsmark in April 1976,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed August 11, 2022, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/304.