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in the amount of apathy surrounding issues of civil rights. She says that many people believe that the civil rights movement ended in the 1960s; that some students do not realize that racism exists on campus. Footage of a Latino male student saying that students of all ethnic minorities joined in the occupation
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A group of minority students exit the New Africa House on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The students hold a press conference in front of the media and a group of supporters. An African American male student reads a prepared statement, announcing the end of the occupation of the New Africa House. The student says that the protesters are pleased that the New Africa House will be restored as a cultural center for African American and third world students... more
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02/17/1988
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Visual: Shot of Boston skyline. Footage of Mayor Kevin White on September 9, 1974 calling on Boston residents to come together to make busing work. Footage of buses pulling up in front of South Boston High School on the first day of school in 1974. A crowd of anti-busing protestors has gathered, : Shots of a lone police officer outside of South Boston High School; of African American and white children entering an elementary school. Bullard reports that the effects of school desegregation will not be known for years; that some inconclusive studies have been made. V: Footage of African American and white students in an integrated elementary school classroom. Bullard notes that resistance to school desegregation in Boston has been overcome. V: Shots of a busy street in South Boston; of a young white boy outside of a church; of two elderly white residents sitting on a stoop
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Pam Bullard reports on the effect of desegregation on South Boston High School
Date Created
06/01/1978
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Video, Log
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is coming to Boston to raise money for the African National Congress (ANC). Dyett says that Mandela has been released from prison; that Mandela is still not free; that the South African people must still struggle to achieve democracy in their country. Fields reports that the she and her colleagues, at the demonstration in a South African stadium on February 13, 1990. Mandela addresses the crowd. Mandela raises his fist as he speaks. Fields reports that Mandela is uncompromising; that Mandela has never renounced armed struggle as a means to end apartheid. Fields notes that Mandela advocates peace. V: Footage, says that the state of Massachusetts will not do business with or invest in companies doing business in South Africa. Dyett reports that Gillette Corporation is based in Boston; that Gillette is one of largest US companies refusing to divest from South Africa. V: Shots of Gillette headquarters. Dyett
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<i>Ten O'Clock News</i> special in celebration of South African leader Nelson Mandela to Boston. Carmen Fields, Christopher Lydon, Lovell Dyett and Elliot Francis host the show in the WGBH studios. Marcus Jones reports on preparations in the city of Boston for Nelson Mandela's visit. Jones' report includes footage of preparations on the Esplanande and footage of schoolchildren at the Trotter Elementary School rehearsing a musical piece and making posters... more
Date Created
06/22/1990
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The Ten O'Clock News / Mandela in Boston
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system altogether or whether juvenile courts are the best institutions to deal fairly with these so-called status offenders. Should we end the courts' authority over truants, runaways, and incorrigible children? Advocate Charles, . Thank you very much, Mr. Nesson. Advocate Margaret Marshall, a distinguished Boston attorney says, "No." Mr. Nesson is saying the courts should not be permitted to help troubled children. We disagree. Tonight I, ? That's correct. What does the school do? Well, we operate a residential treatment center and three day centers in New York City, one in the South Bronx, Central Harlem
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Moderator: Michael Dukakis Advocate: Charles Nesson Advocate: Margaret Marshall Witnesses: Kenneth Wooden – Investigative Reporter Judge Luke Quinn – Genessee County, MI T. George Silcott – The Wiltwyck School, Mount Kisco NY John Milligan – Juvenile Judge, Canton Ohio
Date Created
3/25/1979
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Video, Transcript
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Advocates / Should we end the courts’ authority over truant, runaway and incorrigible children?
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Visual: Footage of Maleka Few (Roxbury resident, age 12) saying that she thinks it might happen to her next. Shot of a Boston Herald newspaper article with a headline reading, "Police vow to capture girl's killers." A photo of Darlene Tiffany Moore (Roxbury resident, age 11) accompanies the article, on a street in Roxbury. Vaillancourt reports that Roxbury parents went to City Hall today to ask for more police protection. V: Footage of Amanda Houston (Roxbury resident) saying that she is a "gutsy lady;" that she is starting to feel frightened. Footage of Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council) speaking, officers are patrolling Humboldt Avenue; that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) has pledged a full investigation of the shooting. V: Shot of two police officers patrolling a street. Footage of William Celester (Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department) speaking to the press. Flynn stands beside him
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Roxbury residents demand increased police protection in the wake of street violence
Date Created
08/22/1988
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Video, Log
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School; about whether it is possible to educate students in the environment at South Boston High School. V: Tivnan closes by asking, "any other questions, gentlemen?" Reporters rise to leave. Kiley comments to Tivnan that there is a woman in the audience. Recording ends., Department); Charles Barry (Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department). V: Coakley reports that 54,000 students (67.4% of projected enrollment) attended classes in grades 1 - 12. Shots of reporters looking at handout sheets and taking notes. Coakley notes that attendance decreased in South Boston High School, Roxbury High School, Gavin and McCormack middle schools and South Boston elementary schools but increased at other schools. Coakley gives further analysis of attendance numbers and notes some logistical issues to be resolved in the schools. V: Kiley gives an overview
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<i>Evening Compass</i> special. Press conference at Boston City Hall during the second week of Phase I desegregation of Boston schools. Frank Tivnan (Director of Communications for Mayor Kevin White) introduces the speakers at the press conference. John Coakley (Boston School Department) gives school attendance figures and analyzes trends in attendance... more
Date Created
09/13/1974
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Evening Compass, The / Boston School Report
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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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Press conference at City Hall on day 3 of Phase I desegregation of Boston Schools. Frank Tivnan (Director of Communications for Mayor Kevin White) commends the performance of the police department and reports no serious injuries to residents or schoolchildren. John Coakley (Boston School Department) gives school attendance figures. Coakley reports that the atmosphere in the schools is reasonably calm... more
Date Created
09/16/1974
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The Ten O'Clock News / Boston School Report
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; six African American students were sent home after a scuffle with white students at South Boston High School; no suspensions at South Boston High School; three peaceful protest marches were held. Reporters at the press conference include Baumeister and Walt Sanders. V: Ron Brinn (Information Coordinator, Mayor's Office) opens the press conference, reminding all that it is day five of Phase II desegregation of Boston schools. He introduces the panel: Marion Fahey (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools), William Reid (Headmaster, South Boston High School), Ann Foley (administrative, week; that the atmosphere in the schools is good. V: Brinn introduces Reid. Reid says that he prefers not to compare Phase I desegregation to Phase II; that they are more prepared this year; that he would like to see higher attendance figures; that the past week at South Boston High School
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Press conference at Boston Schools Information Center to sum up week one of Phase II desegregation of Boston schools. Ed Baumeister introduces the Boston School Report with a summary of the day's events. Ron Brinn (Information Coordinator, Mayor's Office) introduces the participants. Peter Meade (Mayor's Office) comments on a successful opening of schools... more
Date Created
09/12/1975
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The Ten O'Clock News / Boston School Report
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David Boeri reports that a group of Harvard Law students occupied the Dean's office overnight to protest the lack of minority faculty at the school. Boeri notes that the students held a rally for their cause this morning. Boeri's report includes footage of Charles Ogletree (Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School) addressing a rally of students outside of the school... more
Date Created
05/11/1988
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In Nam June Paik's historic "Video Commune" selections from The Beatles' recorded music are accompanied by imagery enhanced by the Paik-Abe videosynthesizer. At various intervals throughout the show, which is approximately four hours in length, a narrator explains the nature of this experimental broadcast. "This is participation TV," he says, urging the audience to play with the dials of their television set, adjusting brightness and color... more
Date Created
1970?
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Rockefeller Artists in Television / Video Commune (Beatles from Beginning to End)