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Visual: Footage from a Boston Red Sox game; of the "green monster" at Fenway Park; of fans in the seats at Fenway Park. Marcus Jones reports that the Boston Red Sox are known for being unpredictable. V: Footage of Tommy Harper (former Boston Red Sox player) being interviewed by Jones. Harper says, reports that Harper was fired from the team last December; that Harper filed a discrimination suit. Jones reports that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sided with Harper yesterday; that the EEOC concluded that Harper was wrongly dismissed for speaking out against a team policy. Jones notes that Harper spoke out against a team policy which allowed only white employees to go to an Elks Lodge near the team's spring training camp in Winter Haven, Florida. V: Shots of Harper in his office. His office walls are covered with autographed pictures of baseball players. Shots of the photos
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Marcus Jones talks to Tommy Harper about his complaint against the Boston Red Sox
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07/02/1986
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. Footage of Tommy Harper (former Boston Red Sox coach) saying that African Americans want an equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Shots of Harper at a non-professional baseball field. Jones reports that Harper had hopes of moving up in the ranks of the Red Sox organization; that Harper was fired in 1975 for protesting against the team's discriminatory practices. V: Shot of a newspaper headline reading, "Harper still shut out because he spoke out." Footage of Harper saying that minorities have been shut out of management positions all over baseball; that the minority officials in baseball right now have
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This tape features Marcus Jones' third report in a three-part series on the life of Jackie Robinson (baseball player) in honor of the fortieth anniversary of Robinson's entry into major league baseball. Jones reports on the lack of African American managers and coaches in major league baseball. Jones notes that Robinson spoke out against discrimination in baseball during the last years of his life. Jones adds that Robinson never received an offer to manage a major league baseball team... more
Date Created
08/06/1987
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Log