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Civil Rights Panel With Louis Lyons

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06/26/1963

WGBH news commentator, Louis Lyons conducts a panel discussion on civil rights issues in Boston following Medgar Evers Memorial Rally held earlier on the Boston Common. His guests include: Ted Poston, reporter, New York Post; Professor Mark DeWolfe Howe, Harvard Law School; Noel Day, Director, St. Mark’s Social Center, Roxbury, Massachusetts; Gerald Berlin, former Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and Richard Banks, Vice President, NAACP [and the Governor’s Secretary for Intergroup Affairs]. The panelists reflect on the significance of the Medgar Evers Memorial Rally that took place on the Boston Common on June 26, 1963 as an indication of the commonality of the struggles for civil rights in the North and the South. They give their views on a full range of civil rights issues in Boston including, the failed negotiations between the NAACP and the Boston School Committee; the local activism of the NAACP, the Boston Action Group, Citizens for Human Rights, the Northern Student Movement, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); employment and housing discrimination; the economic status of Black Bostonians; discrimination in trade unions; and prospects for continued nonviolent direct action. Summary and select metadata for this record was submitted by Audrea Dunham.


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Program
Civil Rights Panel With Louis Lyons
Program Description

Louis Lyons chairs roundtable discussion of civil rights issues with guests: Ted Poston, reporter, New York Post; Professor Mark Dewolfe Howe, Harvard Law School; Noel Day, Director, St. Mark's Social Center, Roxbury, MA.; Gerald Berlin, former Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and Richard Banks, Vice President, NAACP.

Followed TV coverage of Medgar Evers memorial service.

Duration

00:36:54

Asset Type

Raw audio

Media Type

Audio

Subjects
African Americans-Structural Racism
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Civil Rights Era
Race Relations-De facto Segregation
African Americans-Human Rights
African Americans-Educational Opportunities
African Americans-Civil Rights
Roxbury, Massachusetts
Race Relations-Similarities in discrimination in the North and South
Boston, Massachusetts
Race Relations-Trade Union Discrimination
Race Relations-Housing Discrimination
African Americans-Social Justice
Race Relations-Northern Discrimination
Race Relations-Employment Discrimination
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Contributors
Lyons, Louis (Host)
Day, Noel (Panelist)
Poston, Ted (Panelist)
Berlin, Gerald (Panelist)
Banks, Richard (Panelist)
Howe, Mark DeWolfe (Panelist)
Citation
Chicago: “Civil Rights Panel With Louis Lyons,” 06/26/1963, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_D533DC75695347C5A88CC22AF288D2CB.
MLA: “Civil Rights Panel With Louis Lyons.” 06/26/1963. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_D533DC75695347C5A88CC22AF288D2CB>.
APA: Civil Rights Panel With Louis Lyons. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_D533DC75695347C5A88CC22AF288D2CB
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