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Boston CSJ oral history

Repository: Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. Archives

Collection Description (Extant): This collection of oral histories includes an interview of Margaret Garballey, a Sister who speaks extensively of her evolution into involvement with the civil rights movement in Boston. She discusses her interactions with black students during her days teaching at an all-white girls academy, and she addresses her community development work in Roxbury, a black section of the Boston area. She also was involved with the Urban Sisters, a Catholic social justice organization involved with civil rights.

Access Copy Note: The interview of Garballey is transcribed and is in cassette format.

Digital Status: No

Extent: 1 linear foot (about 50 cassette tapes; transcripts)

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See the civil rights collection at Saint Michael's College Archives for more information on Catholics in the movement.

Interviewees: Margaret Garballey

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American neighborhoods
Civil rights movements--Massachusetts
Civil rights workers--Massachusetts
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Catholic Church
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Massachusetts--Race relations
Nuns

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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