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Joyce King and Christopher Lydon
[Interview with Joyce King, tape 1]
Original Airdate: 11/6/1983

Length: 00:21:49
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Christopher Lydon interviews Joyce King (wife of Mel King) in the kitchen of her home. Lydon asks Joyce King about Mel King's family. Joyce King says that Mel King's parents taught him the importance of sharing with others. Joyce King adds that Mel King was very proud of his father, who was active in a union. Joyce King talks about Mel King's generosity. Lydon asks about the West Indian background of Mel King's family, and about Mel King's formative years. Joyce King says that Mel King's family was proud of their West Indian heritage. Joyce King discusses Mel King's experiences while attending college in South Carolina. Joyce King says that Mel King learned about race and oppression while living in South Carolina. The tape includes shots of photographs of Mel King throughout his life. Tape 1 of 3.

Contributor : Reporter
Christopher Lydon
Format : Tape 2715   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 100951 
VHS cassette 102193 
digital betacam cassette 102247 
digital betacam cassette 102248 

Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
African American women
Electioneering (Political campaigns)

Subject : Personal Names
King, Joyce
King, Mel
Lydon, Christopher

Subject : Geographic Locations
South End (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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