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Ten O'Clock News; Black theology students


Hope Kelly reports that students from the Boston University School of Theology held a ceremony to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. She notes that attendees at the gathering also prayed for peace in the Persian Gulf. Interviews with BU Theology students Virgil Hammett, Leon Chestnut, Jessica Davis, and Roxie Coicou. The students talk about civil rights, the legacy of King, and their desire for a peaceful resolution to the Persian Gulf Crisis. Chestnut, Hammett and Davis address the gathered students and lead prayers to end the war. This edition of the Ten O'Clock News also included the following item: Carmen Fields reports on African American soldiers in the Persian Gulf War

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Ten O'Clock News

Black theology students

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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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Persian Gulf War, 1991
Anti-war demonstrations
Rites and ceremonies
Boston University
Universities and colleges
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
African Americans -- Civil rights
Peace movements
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Kelly, Hope (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Black theology students,” 01/21/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 12, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F55A569E21D4105816DD2BD7715BD75.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Black theology students.” 01/21/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 12, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F55A569E21D4105816DD2BD7715BD75>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Black theology students. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F55A569E21D4105816DD2BD7715BD75
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