WGBH Openvault

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.

License Clip

View online at the Boston TV News Digital Library

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

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



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


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 October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5966CD76DA444B7FB8105FFEFB5232B3.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Blacks' arrival in Massachusetts.” 02/26/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <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
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.