Title
An Interview with Byron Rushing [video recording]
Creator
Bailey, Ronald William (Creator)
Contributor
Rushing, Byron (Interviewee)
Turner, Diane (Interviewer)
Language
English
Date created
December 11, 1989
Type of resource
Moving image
Genre
Video recordings
Interviews
Format
Video
Digital origin
reformatted digital
Abstract/Description
Byron Rushing is the Representative for the 9th Suffolk District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Rushing was born July 29, 1942 in New York City, the youngest son of William and Linda Rushing. He attended Harvard University from 1960 to 1964, leaving in his junior year to participate in the Civil Rights Movement and work for the Congress of Racial Equality in Syracuse, New York. Rushing returned to Boston in 1964 to work as a community organizer for several organizations, including the Northern Student Movement and the Roxbury Associates. He also attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970 where he became interested in African American history. From 1972 to 1984, Rushing served as president of Boston's Museum of Afro American History. In 1982, Rushing was elected to the Massachusetts State House of Representatives.
Recommended Citation
An Interview with Byron Rushing, December 11, 1989, Ronald W. Bailey oral history collection, 1989-1990 (M153), Archives and Special Collections Department, Northeastern University Libraries.
Location
Ronald W. Bailey oral history collection, 1989-1990 (M153), Archives and Special Collections Department, Northeastern University Libraries.
Subjects and keywords
Rushing, Byron
African Americans -- Political activity
African Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Social conditions
African American politicians
Civil rights -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Community development, Urban -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Oral history
Identifier
RushingByron_19891211_Video
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