Moakley Exhibit Open to the Public through April 7

1/22/2002

BOSTON -- "John Joseph Moakley: In Service to His Country," an exhibit drawn from the papers of the late congressman, is open to the public through April 7, 2002 in the Adams Gallery at Suffolk University Law School.

Through photographs, artifacts and papers, the exhibit illustrates the story of a South Boston youth's formation into a statesman, shaped by his experiences in the neighborhood, as a Seabee in World War II and serving the people he represented in elected office at the city, state and national levels.

Congressman Moakley was a caring, gregarious man who took to heart the maxim that "All politics is local," yet his attention to local concerns led him to a role in international affairs. He became a peacemaker in El Salvador as well as the architect of the new Boston, with its clean harbor, renewed transportation system and revitalized waterfront. Through his story we see the evolution of Boston politics from the latter half of the 20th century and into the millennium.

The congressman left his papers to his alma mater, Suffolk University Law School, where they are housed in the Moakley Library. The Adams Gallery's permanent exhibit is drawn from the correspondence, press releases, speeches, memorabilia, committee files, travel files, audio-visual materials, photographs and video that make up the Moakley Archives.

The Adams Gallery in Sargent Hall, located at 120 Tremont Street, will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, please contact Mariellen Norris at 617-573-8450.

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