“An Open Letter to Massachusetts Liberals” from “The Committee of Correspondents”

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Title

“An Open Letter to Massachusetts Liberals” from “The Committee of Correspondents”

Subject

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

Description

The exact origins of this letter, its specific creators, and its specific intended recipients are unknown, although it is clearly marked as a “draft.” It appears to be from a group calling themselves “the committee of correspondents” and writing to Massachusetts’ “liberal” politicians on behalf of “the working class people of Boston.” Even with unknown origins, the letter provides significant insight into a particular set of anti-busing sentiments. The committee laments the current state of the city of Boston and states that “the Federal Court in Boston and Judge Garrity are distorting the Constitution and creating a Frankenstein in the form of massive forced busing.” They further detail their feelings over the course the seven page letter and call on “Massachusetts liberals” to find a way end busing and “honor” “the rights of all people and all neighborhoods.”

Creator

"The Committee of Correspondents"

Source

Congressman John Joseph Moakley Papers, 1926-2001 (MS100)
Series 04 District Issues, Box 5 Folder 49

Publisher

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

Date

January 12, 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

JPEG (Image coding standard)

Language

English

Type

Letter

Identifier

DI-1093

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Original Format

Letter

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Citation

"The Committee of Correspondents", ““An Open Letter to Massachusetts Liberals” from “The Committee of Correspondents” ,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed October 21, 2020, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/305.