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Say Brother; Changing Face of Chinatown, The; Jim Yee comments on commercial development of Park Plaza and Lafayette Place

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12/01/1978

In this clip Say Brother researcher Eileen Yang speaks with Jim Yee of Quincy Community Council about his perspective on the pending redevelopment around Boston's Chinatown neighborhood. Yee believes the development will have a significant negative impact on the community, as well as creating dangerous traffic congestion in the area. Overall the program focuses on recent physical developments occurring within and around Boston's Chinatown neighborhood, namely the construction of the Tufts-New England Medical Center, Lafayette Place, and Park Plaza. Say Brother researcher Eileen Yang speaks with Jane Leung (of the Boston Chinese YES), Peter Chan (manager, Little City Hall), May Ling Tong (of the Chinese Economic Development Council), Alice Boelter (of the Boston Redevelopment Authority), Jim Yee (of Quincy Community Council), and Thomas Murnane (Vice-President, Tufts University) about their perspectives on the pending construction, how it will affect the growth of Chinatown, and whether or not it will negatively impact the community. All interviews shot on location. Considered a one-hour documentary special. Produced by Eileen Yang. Directed by George Rivera.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Changing Face of Chinatown, The
Program Number

907

Title

Jim Yee comments on commercial development of Park Plaza and Lafayette Place

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program focuses on recent physical developments occurring within and around Boston's Chinatown neighborhood, namely the construction of the Tufts-New England Medical Center, Lafayette Place, and Park Plaza. Say Brother researcher Eileen Yang speaks with Jane Leung (of the Boston Chinese YES), Peter Chan (manager, Little City Hall), May Ling Tong (of the Chinese Economic Development Council), Alice Boelter (of the Boston Redevelopment Authority), Jim Yee (of Quincy Community Council), and Thomas Murnane (Vice-President, Tufts University) about their perspectives on the pending construction, how it will affect the growth of Chinatown, and whether or not it will negatively impact the community. All interviews shot on location. Considered a one-hour documentary special.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Civil rights
Chinese Economic Development Council (Boston, Mass.)
Boelter, Alice
Chan, Peter
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Leung, Jane
Quincy Community Council
Golden Age Center
Urban renewal
Murnane, Thomas
Park Plaza (Boston, Mass.)
Tufts University
Lafayette Place (Boston, Mass.)
Tong, May Ling
Yee, Jim
Boston Chinese YES
Moy, Ruth
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Yang, Eileen (Producer)
Rivera, George (Director)
Contributors
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Carey, Nancy (Intern)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Recordist)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Hugentugler, Carol (Videotape Recordist)
Wilson, Bob (Camera)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
Coleman, Vern (Audio)
Yang, Eileen (Host)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Changing Face of Chinatown, The; Jim Yee comments on commercial development of Park Plaza and Lafayette Place,” 12/01/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D08A409951E04D8A9BB884B3B34B7834.
MLA: “Say Brother; Changing Face of Chinatown, The; Jim Yee comments on commercial development of Park Plaza and Lafayette Place.” 12/01/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D08A409951E04D8A9BB884B3B34B7834>.
APA: Say Brother; Changing Face of Chinatown, The; Jim Yee comments on commercial development of Park Plaza and Lafayette Place. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D08A409951E04D8A9BB884B3B34B7834
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