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Marcus Jones talks to Tommy Harper about his complaint against the Boston Red Sox
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[Tommy Harper charges discrimination]
Original Airdate: 7/2/1986

Length: 00:02:29
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that Tommy Harper (former Boston Red Sox player) was fired from the Boston Red Sox in December of 1985. Jones notes that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has concluded that Harper was wrongfully dismissed by the team. Jones notes that Harper was fired after he spoke out against a team policy which allowed only white employees of the team to go to an Elk's Lodge near the team's spring training camp in Winter Haven, Florida. Jones interviews Harper. Harper talks about his complaint against the team and the situation during spring training camp. Jones reports that Harper now works at the Geneva Autobody Shop near Fenway Park. Jones interviews Stan Block (Geneva Autobody Shop). Jones notes that the Boston Red Sox have a reputation as a racist team. He adds that the Red Sox have threatened to appeal the EEOC ruling. Jones' report is accompanied by footage from a Red Sox game.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 4418   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102117 
VHS cassette 103330 
Betacam cassette 102296 
digital betacam cassette 102295 

Subject : Keywords

Subject : Personal Names
Block, Stan
Harper, Tommy
Jones, Marcus

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Red Sox
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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