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Ten O'Clock News; Mr. Clark at Hennigan School, Part 2


E. Edward Clark, a ninety-two-year-old African American man, speaks to a racially integrated class at the Hennigan Elementary School. The son of slaves, Clark answers questions from the students, and tells them vivid stories about his family's experiences in the south following emancipation and about growing up in Cambridge. Clark talks about his family and authenticating information about his family's history. He encourages the students to get a good education while they're in school. Tape 2 of 2. The original tape was damaged, and has been copied in sections. There are several jump cuts on the tapes dubbed from the original.

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Ten O'Clock News

Mr. Clark at Hennigan School, Part 2

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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African Americans -- History
School integration
Race relations
News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Mr. Clark at Hennigan School, Part 2,” 04/27/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ECE8FF2235D2495198D0258751DF275A.
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APA: Ten O'Clock News; Mr. Clark at Hennigan School, Part 2. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ECE8FF2235D2495198D0258751DF275A
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