[Forum on Common Ground, tape 8]
Original Airdate: 9/28/1985
Item Type: newstape - original footage
Go to full description for this item.
Description : Abstract
Steve Pearlstein (journalist) speaks at a Town Meeting on Race and Class at the John F. Kennedy Library. The meeting is held in honor of the release of J. Anthony Lukas' novel, Common Ground. The novel is about the busing crisis in Boston. Pearlstein sums up the issues discusses at the forum. Dr. Laval Wilson (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) addresses the audience. Wilson says that issues of race and class can be mediated through the public schools. He adds that public education is a means of upward mobility for poor students. Wilson says that the city of Boston must commit itself to providing quality education in the schools. He says that parents, institutions of higher education, the business community, and social agencies need to join him in the effort to improve the Boston Public Schools. John Cullinane (Chairman, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation) gives closing remarks and ends the meeting. Panelists at the meeting include Jack Beatty (Senior Editor, Atlantic Monthly), Thomas Brown (Professor, University of Massachusetts), Marie Clarke (parent and member of the Home and School Association), Moe Gillen (Charlestown community activist), Father Michael Groden (Archdiocese of Boston), Robert Kiley (former Deputy Mayor of Boston), Theodore Landsmark (attorney), Sandra Lynch (former general counsel to the State Department of Education), Kim Marshall (Director of Curriuculum, Boston Public Schools), Reverend Charles Stith (Union United Methodist Church) and Thomas Winship (former editor, Boston Globe). Tape 8 of 8.
Subject : Keywords
Busing for school integration - General
Subject : Personal Names
Lukas, J. Anthony
Wilson, Dr. Laval
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
|Browse Clips by:
Subject | Personal Name | Corporate Name
Geographic Location | Video Clip
About the Collection:
History | Arrangement | Scope + Content | Access Tools
The Ten O'Clock News Home | WGBH
The Ten O'Clock News Project is a production of the WGBH Archives.
©2003 WGBH Educational Foundation.