[Interview with Joyce King, tape 2]
Original Airdate: 11/6/1983
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
Christopher Lydon interviews Joyce King (wife of Mel King) in her home. They discuss Mel King's experiences as a social worker. Joyce King says that Mel King started out as a street corner social worker; that Mel King has the ability to listen and talk to people. Joyce King talks about the Kings' life in the Settlement House in the South End and Mel King's involvement in the community. Lydon asks about the controversy between Mel King and the United South End Settlements (USES). Joyce King says that Mel King's loyalties lay with the community instead of USES. Joyce King talks about her experiences growing up in an ethnically diverse neighborhood in Boston. Lydon asks about Mel King's decision to leave social work for politics. Joyce King says that Mel King does not consider politics to be greatly different from social work; she adds that Mel King sees politics as a form of community activism. Joyce King talks about her relationship with Mel King. Tape 2 of 3.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
African American women
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
United South End Settlements (USES)
Subject : Geographic Locations
South End (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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