Civil Rights Panel With Louis Lyons
Part of From the Vault.
WGBH news commentator, Louis Lyons conducts a panel discussion on civil rights issues in Boston following Medgar Evers Memorial Rally held earlier on the Boston Common. His guests include: Ted Poston, reporter, New York Post; Professor Mark DeWolfe Howe, Harvard Law School; Noel Day, Director, St. Marks Social Center, Roxbury, Massachusetts; Gerald Berlin, former Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and Richard Banks, Vice President, NAACP [and the Governors Secretary for Intergroup Affairs]. The panelists reflect on the significance of the Medgar Evers Memorial Rally that took place on the Boston Common on June 26, 1963 as an indication of the commonality of the struggles for civil rights in the North and the South. They give their views on a full range of civil rights issues in Boston including, the failed negotiations between the NAACP and the Boston School Committee; the local activism of the NAACP, the Boston Action Group, Citizens for Human Rights, the Northern Student Movement, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); employment and housing discrimination; the economic status of Black Bostonians; discrimination in trade unions; and prospects for continued nonviolent direct action. Summary and select metadata for this record was submitted by Audrea Dunham.
- Civil Rights Panel With Louis Lyons
- Program Description
Louis Lyons chairs roundtable discussion of civil rights issues with guests: Ted Poston, reporter, New York Post; Professor Mark Dewolfe Howe, Harvard Law School; Noel Day, Director, St. Mark's Social Center, Roxbury, MA.; Gerald Berlin, former Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and Richard Banks, Vice President, NAACP.
Followed TV coverage of Medgar Evers memorial service.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- African Americans-Structural Racism
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
- Civil Rights Era
- Race Relations-De facto Segregation
- African Americans-Human Rights
- African Americans-Educational Opportunities
- African Americans-Civil Rights
- Roxbury, Massachusetts
- Race Relations-Similarities in discrimination in the North and South
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Race Relations-Trade Union Discrimination
- Race Relations-Housing Discrimination
- African Americans-Social Justice
- Race Relations-Northern Discrimination
- Race Relations-Employment Discrimination
- Talk Show
- Race and Ethnicity
- Social Issues
- Lyons, Louis (Host)
- Day, Noel (Panelist)
- Poston, Ted (Panelist)
- Berlin, Gerald (Panelist)
- Banks, Richard (Panelist)
- Howe, Mark DeWolfe (Panelist)
- Chicago: “Civil Rights Panel With Louis Lyons,” 06/26/1963, GBH Archives, accessed December 7, 2021, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_D533DC75695347C5A88CC22AF288D2CB.
- MLA: “Civil Rights Panel With Louis Lyons.” 06/26/1963. GBH Archives. Web. December 7, 2021. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_D533DC75695347C5A88CC22AF288D2CB>.
- APA: Civil Rights Panel With Louis Lyons. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_D533DC75695347C5A88CC22AF288D2CB