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Ten O'Clock News; African Meeting House

10/09/1987

Carmen Fields reports on the restoration of the African Meeting House on Beacon Hill. The Meeting House is the oldest African American church in the nation and it was gutted by fire in 1973. Interview with Philip Hart (Board of Directors, African Meeting House) and Ruth Batson (Director, African Meeting House). Hart talks about the significance of the Meeting House. Batson talks about plans for music, scholarly debate, and religious services at the Meeting House. Fields notes that a series of rededication programs will begin soon. Footage of construction workers and staff at the Meeting House and photographs documenting the history of African Americans in Boston.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

African Meeting House

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

Duration

00:03:19

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
African Americans -- History
Church buildings
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction
Construction workers
Locations
Beacon Hill (Boston, Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Fields, Carmen (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; African Meeting House,” 10/09/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F486E0340D245D9984E090EE2006AE3.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; African Meeting House.” 10/09/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F486E0340D245D9984E090EE2006AE3>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; African Meeting House. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F486E0340D245D9984E090EE2006AE3
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