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Ten O'Clock News; Black voter registration


Massachusetts Fair Share register African American voters to vote in Roxbury. Christy George interviews a female community worker who discusses Mass Fair Share's voter registration drive, its lawsuit against the Boston Election Department and the importance of voter education in the African American community. The woman says that some city officials do not want to disrupt current voting patterns by registering new voters; that the Boston Election Department started to cooperate only after the lawsuit was filed. She adds that the recent voter registration drives have been successful.

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Ten O'Clock News

Black voter registration

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


Voter registration
African Americans -- Politics and government
African American neighborhoods
Actions and defenses
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
George, Christy (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Black voter registration,” 04/28/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed August 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D005B2CB1E8C4A9198968A024C80FAC2.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Black voter registration.” 04/28/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. August 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D005B2CB1E8C4A9198968A024C80FAC2>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Black voter registration. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D005B2CB1E8C4A9198968A024C80FAC2
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