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Black Politics
Program 601
Original Airdate: 1/11/1976

Subject Keywords
Afro-American journalists
Afro-American lawyers
Afro-American politicians - Boston - Massachusetts
Local elections

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Dilday, Clarence
O'Bryant, John
Overbea, Luix
Taylor , Richard
Walters, Dr. Ronald

Corporate Names
Roxbury-Dorchester JCs

Program Description
Program analyzes why African American candidates were unable to win appointment to either Boston's School Committee or City Council in the 1975 elections. Guest host James Rowe of WILD Radio News speaks with Clarence Dilday (attorney and unsuccessful candidate for City Council), John O'Bryant (Director of the Dimock Community Health Center and unsuccessful candidate for School Committee), Richard Taylor (John O'Bryant's campaign manager), and Luix Overbea (reporter for the Christian Science Monitor) about why African Americans in Boston were unable to elect Dilday and O'Bryant, what the election says about the African American community's commitment to getting people in office, if election results would have been better if it had been an "off" year election, if an organization for raising funds to support African American candidates is in the making, and what African Americans can do to heighten their political sophistication. Additional segments include a survey of Boston's voting statistics for 1969, 1971 and 1975, an interview conducted by writer/researcher Dighton Spooner with Dr. Ronald Walters (Associate Professor of Political Science at Howard University) about African Americans and the 1976 presidential election, "Information" on registering to vote, "Access" (on the Roxbury-Dorchester JCs), and the "Community Calendar."

Marita Muhammad Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Conrad White

Dighton Spooner

James Rowe
Dighton Spooner

Clarence Dilday
John O'Bryant
Luix Overbea
Richard Taylor
Dr. Ronald Walters

Boston Art Ensemble (theme music)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
Sallie McGuire Nicholas (production assistant)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03297
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-02532
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01532A

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