[Voter registration drive in the Roxbury-Dorchester-Mattapan district]
Original Airdate: 4/28/1983
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
Footage of African American community workers from Massachusetts Fair Share register African American voters to vote in Roxbury. Christy George interviews a female community worker who discusses Mass Fair Share's voter registration drive, its lawsuit against the Boston Election Department and the importance of voter education in the African American community. The woman says that some city officials do not want to disrupt current voting patterns by registering new voters; that the Boston Election Department started to cooperate only after the lawsuit was filed. She adds that the recent voter registration drives have been successful.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American neighborhoods
African Americans - Politics and government
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Election Department
Massachusetts Fair Share
Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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