[African American leaders propose Mandela, Massachusetts]
Original Airdate: 7/3/1986
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that the Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project (GRIP) has put forth a plan to create a new city from Boston's minority neighborhoods. Jones notes that the new municipality would be named Mandela, in honor of jailed South African leader Nelson Mandela. Jones reports that African American community leaders are divided in their support for the referendum question on Mandela, Massachusetts. Jones adds that the referendum question will be on the ballot in the fall. Jones' report includes footage from a press conference in front of the Massachusetts State House with Andrew Jones (GRIP), Byron Rushing (State Representative) and Royal Bolling, Jr. (Mandela supporter). Rushing and Jones speak out in favor of Mandela. Jones report also includes footage of Royal Bolling, Sr. (state senator) speaking out against Mandela. Jones reports that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) is opposed to the creation of Mandela. Jones speculates about the probable boundaries of the proposed city. Jones interviews people on the street about their support of Mandela. Jones' report includes footage of the elevated train tracks along Washington Street in Roxbury. A rap song about Mandela, Massachusetts accompanies parts of the news story.
Contributor : Director
Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Politics and government
Subject : Personal Names
Bolling, Royal, Jr.
Bolling, Royal, Sr.
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project (GRIP)
Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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