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Ten O'Clock News; Blacks' arrival in Massachusetts


Hope Kelly reports on a celebration at the Museum of Afro-American History marking the arrival of the first African Americans in Massachusetts. Kelly notes that the first African Americans arrived as immigrants, not as slaves. Kelly's report features footage of Henry Hampton (Chairman, Museum of Afro-American History) addressing the gathering. Kelly reviews the history of African Americans in Massachusetts. Kelly's report is accompanied by historical photos and drawings related to African American history in Massachusetts.

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Ten O'Clock News

Blacks' arrival in Massachusetts

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Broadcast program

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Speeches, addresses, etc.
Hampton, Henry, 1940-1998
African Americans -- History
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Kelly, Hope (Reporter)
Hampton, Henry, 1940-1998 (Speaker)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Blacks' arrival in Massachusetts,” 02/26/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5966CD76DA444B7FB8105FFEFB5232B3.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Blacks' arrival in Massachusetts.” 02/26/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5966CD76DA444B7FB8105FFEFB5232B3>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Blacks' arrival in Massachusetts. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5966CD76DA444B7FB8105FFEFB5232B3
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