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Marcus Jones reports on controversy over political endorsements by the Black Political Task Force
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[Black Political Task Force endorses candidates]
Original Airdate: 8/25/1986

Length: 00:03:21
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that the Black Political Task Force has announced its candidate endorsements for the upcoming elections. Jones's report includes footage from a press conference at which the Task Force announces its slate of candidates. The candidates are present. Salvatore DiMasi (candidate for State Representative) addresses the audience. Jones notes that the Task Force has generated controversy by endorsing some white candidates over African American candidates. Jones adds that the Task Force endorsed candidate Robert Rufo over candidate Georgette Watson for the office of Suffolk County Sheriff. Jones's report includes footage of Watson and Rufo talking about the endorsement. Jones interviews Peter Hardie (President, Black Political Task Force) about the endorsements. Jones's report features footage of Jack E. Robinson (President, Boston chapter of the NAACP), Baroness Williams-Martin (political activist), and Regina Placid (candidate for State Representative) commenting on the endorsements. Jones's report also includes footage of Mel King (political activist) and Michael Dukakis (Governor of Massachusetts) campaigning.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 4580   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102130 
VHS cassette 103346 
Betacam cassette 103345 
digital betacam cassette 103344 

Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
African Americans - Politics and government
Electioneering (Political campaigns)

Subject : Personal Names
D'Amico, Gerard
DiMasi, Salvatore
Dukakis, Michael
Hardie, Peter
Jones, Marcus
King, Mel
Placid, Regina
Robinson, Jack E.
Rufo, Robert
Rushing, Byron
Shotwell, Jo Ann
Watson, Georgette
Williams-Martin, Baroness

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Black Political Task Force

Type : Genre
News - Television

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