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Ten O'Clock News; Imani Institute


Deborah Wang reports that 86 African American students attend the Imani Institute, a private school where students learn about their African heritage. Interview with institute director Ozzie Edwards, who says that parental involvement is key to a child's academic success. He adds that the students learn to be proud of their heritage. The school is housed temporarily in the Elliot Street Congregational Church. Many students formerly attended Boston public schools and area Catholic schools. Interview with President of the Parents' Council, Sadiki Kambon, who says that many African American students are not receiving a good education in the public schools. The Imani Institute needs to raise additional funds in order to make it past its first year.

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Ten O'Clock News

Imani Institute

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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School children
African Americans -- History
African Americans -- Study and teaching
Private schools
African American students
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Wang, Deborah (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Imani Institute,” 09/12/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B6567A0098834F179146EFB243477AEB.
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