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Visual: Footage of members of a South End Little League baseball team called the Dodgers. Shots of members of the Dodgers huddling up for a cheer before their game. The players run out to the field. Meg Vaillancourt reports that eleven- and twelve-year old South End Little League players had, is about friendship. A third player says that the game is about teamwork. Vaillancourt reports that the Dodgers played the Cardinals for the South End Little League Championship. V: Shots of players from the two teams at bat and out on the field. Footage of one of members of the Dodgers team speaking, says that he is going to Latin Academy next year; that he will study Latin. The player walks away to take his turn at bat. Vaillancourt reports that the South End Little League coaches are volunteers from all over the city; that the Dodgers are coached by a diverse committee of coaches. Vaillancourt
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Meg Vaillancourt reports on the South End Little League championship
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08/09/1989
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Video, Log
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Date Created
01/31/1974
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Say Brother / Mass. Black History
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; of a black and white photo of a racially diverse group of children outside of the Cathedral Project in the South End in the 1960s. Kelly notes that the minority population in Boston's public housing doubled in the 1960s. V: Shots of African American students walking home from school; of an African American, Visual: Footage of Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) at the D Street Housing Project in South Boston in 1983. Flynn talks to project residents. Hope Kelly reports that Flynn announced his candidacy for mayor at a South Boston Housing Project in 1983; that there were no African American families in any South Boston housing projects in 1983; that there are still no African American families in South Boston projects in 1987. V: Shots of a white woman standing at the entrance to a project building; of a white woman looking out of the window of a project apartment. Aerial shot of a housing project
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Hope Kelly reviews the history of public housing in Boston. Kelly notes that the first public housing project was built in South Boston in the 1930s. She adds that the tenants were all white. Kelly reports that the public housing projects in South Boston remained white even as the non-white tenant population grew in the rest of the city... more
Date Created
10/29/1987
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James Rowe and Carmen Fields open the program. Rowe talks about the decision by the Board of Education to cancel funding to several experimental schools, thus ending the six-year experiment in Boston. Those affected are on Blue Hill Avenue in the Grove Hill area of Roxbury, and on Talbot Avenue in Dorchester.
Date Created
05/01/1975
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Video
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Say Brother / Say Brother News #2
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in South Africa. Cohen says that US officials have agreed to maintain existing pressures on the South African government; that the US may lift some sanctions if de Klerk's new government makes progress toward ending apartheid. Cohen says that the US may increase pressure on South Africa if no changes, Visual: Footage of Herman Cohen (Assistant Undersecretary of State for African Affairs) being interviewed by Carmen Fields. Cohen says that the US is encouraging the South African government to reach a negotiated settlement with the black majority. Cohen says that the South African government needs to realize the necessity of eliminating racial barriers in South Africa. Cohen notes that the US has told black South African that negotiations are a better strategy than conflict. Fields reports that the African National Congress (ANC) has been banned by the South African government; that the ANC held its
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Carmen Fields interviews Herman Cohen (Assistant Undersecretary for African Affairs) about South Africa. Fields reports that the African National Congress held its first public rally in thirty years yesterday. Fields notes that the ANC celebrated the release of ANC political leaders. In the interview, Cohen says that the US is encouraging the South African government to negotiate with the black majority... more
Date Created
10/30/1989
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Memorial service in a South Boston church for the 25 members of the community who died in the Vietnam War. Following the service is the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in South Boston.
Date Created
09/12/1982
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Visual: Footage of a white male South Boston resident saying that violence resulted from forced busing and "forced beaching." Footage of a white female South Boston resident speaking from the window of her project apartment. She says that she would prefer the neighborhood to remain white; that a racial war may erupt if non-whites move in. Shots of the Old Colony Housing Project in South Boston; of a sign reading, "Old Colony Public Housing Development." Meg Vaillancourt reports that there are close to 2400 families living in the Old Colony Housing Project; that 39 families are Latino, Asian, Project next year. V: Shot of Flynn speaking to a reporter. Footage of a white female South Boston resident saying that the Mission Hill Housing Project was once a nice place to live; that housing projects decline when African American families move in. Footage of a white female resident saying
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Meg Vaillancourt reports that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) has pledged to integrate public housing projects in South Boston by next year. Vaillancourt notes that there are no African American families among the 2400 families living in the Old Colony Housing Project in South Boston. Vaillancourt interviews Flynn. Flynn says that the housing projects will be integrated in a responsible manner... more
Date Created
10/29/1987
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Visual: Shots of East 6th Street in South Boston. Boston harbor is visible in the distance. Boston Police Department trucks are parked on G Street in front of South Boston High School. Graffiti in large white letters on the pavement of G Street reads, "Go home Jerome. You failed." (Graffiti refers to South Boston High School Headmaster Jerome Wynegar.) Police are gathered in groups along G Street. V: A police cruiser with flashing lights leads two yellow school buses up East 6th Street. The buses head toward the high school, directed by a police officer. African American and white members of a girls softball team are gathered on the steps of the high school. Police officers, other students and school officials are also on the steps. Eric Van Loon (attorney for the plaintiffs, Morgan v. Hennigan) stands on the steps, talking to an African American woman and two African American men
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Graffiti written in large white letters on G Street reads, "Go home, Jerome. You failed." (Graffiti refers to South Boston High School Headmaster Jerome Wynegar.) African American and white members of a girls' softball team stand on the steps outside of South Boston High School. A few school officials, police officers and others, including Eric Van Loon (attorney for the plaintiffs, Morgan v. Hennigan), are gathered on the steps of the school... more
Date Created
05/12/1977
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reports that the school day ended peacefully; that no buses were stoned; that there were 77 arrests in South Boston; that most of the arrests were for disorderly conduct; that those arrested were arraigned in South Boston. V: Footage of African American students being interviewed after school. One student, Three South Boston High School seniors sit in the studio. Ed Baumeister reports that buses from Charlestown to Roxbury High School were empty. Baumeister and Paul deGive introduce show. Credits roll. Baumeister reports that all schools will be open again tomorrow; that crews are standing, or arrests in schools; that 80 people were arrested on the streets; that 77 members of the Committee Against Racism were arrested for disorderly conduct on a bus route in South Boston. DeGive reports that officials are calling the opening day a success. Visual: Footage of Arthur Gartland (Citywide
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Judy Stoia is in the studio with a group of South Boston High School students. Several students read prepared pieces about their experiences on the opening day of school, while one describes his experience of being an African American student bused into South Boston High School.<br><br>
Date Created
09/08/1975
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Video, Log
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Evening Compass, The / Evening Compass broadcast
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Mayor White if the city is getting cooperation from some moderates in South Boston. White responds that the moderate leaders must assert themselves over the groups causing disruption. A reporter asks Mayor White what it will take to end the white boycott of schools. White responds that it will take some, Visual: Opening title reads Compass Special: Boston School Report. Paul deGive reports on the day's events from press conference at Boston City Hall: a ban on a protest march by South Boston residents; 20 arrests. Frank Tivnan (Director of Communications for Mayor Kevin White) thanks the media for the opportunity to report the day's events to the public. Tivnan reports no serious injuries to Boston residents or to children on school buses. Tivnan commends the police department for managing crowds in South Boston. Tivnan reports an increase in school attendance. V: John Coakley (Boston School
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Kevin White talks about anti-busing sentiment in South Boston
Date Created
09/16/1974
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The Ten O'Clock News / Boston School Report