• Created Date
  • 2006
  • Description
  • Maurice “Moe” Gillen, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, Massachusetts, discusses his community activism related to the 1974 Garrity decision, which required some students to be bused from one Boston neighborhood to another with the goal of creating racial balance in the Boston Public Schools. The interview covers his work with the Charlestown Committee on Education and the Citywide Coordinating Council; reactions to the Garrity decision in C... more
    Maurice “Moe” Gillen, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, Massachusetts, discusses his community activism related to the 1974 Garrity decision, which required some students to be bused from one Boston neighborhood to another with the goal of creating racial balance in the Boston Public Schools. The interview covers his work with the Charlestown Committee on Education and the Citywide Coordinating Council; reactions to the Garrity decision in Charlestown and other Boston neighborhoods; media coverage of the aftermath of the decision; and his feelings about the decision and its impact on the Boston Public Schools. less
  • Format
  • Sound recordings
    Oral histories
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  • 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. Contact host institution for more information.