Testimony of Joe Moakley at the Jaffe Hearings

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Title

Testimony of Joe Moakley at the Jaffe Hearings

Subject

Boston (Mass.)
Boston Public Schools
Busing for school integration
Jaffe, Louis Leventhal
Moakley, John Joseph, 1927-2001

Description

This testimony, which predates Judge Garrity’s decision in Morgan v. Hennigan, was given by Congressman Moakley at one of a series of hearings held by Harvard Law School professor Louis Jaffe on the topic of school desegregation in Boston. In his testimony, Moakley describes the “seven grounds” on which he opposes the desegregation plan in question, which was developed by the director of Massachusetts’ Bureau of Equal Educational Opportunity, Charles Glenn, and which called for forced busing, specifically in South Boston and Roxbury. Moakley closes his testimony by stating, “I am 100% committed to integration: but I am also 100% against forced busing. And, believe it or not, that’s a perfectly consistent position.”

Creator

Moakley, John Joseph

Source

Congressman John Joseph Moakley Papers, 1926-2001 (MS100)
Series 08.02 Speeches: Noncongressional Speeches, Box 1 Folder 9

Publisher

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

Date

March 23, 1973

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

Testimony

Identifier

DI-0991

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Testimony

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Citation

Moakley, John Joseph, “Testimony of Joe Moakley at the Jaffe Hearings,” Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, accessed November 27, 2021, https://bosdesca.omeka.net/items/show/325.