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African American community leaders support proposal to incorporate Roxbury as its own city
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[Press conference in support of Mandela, Massachusetts]
Original Airdate: 10/13/1986

Length: 00:02:28
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Christopher Lydon reports on the proposal to incorporate the Greater Roxbury neighborhood into a new city to be called Mandela, Massachusetts. Lydon reviews the proposed boundaries of the new city and the racial breakdown of the population. Lydon's report includes footage from a press conference in front of the Massachusetts State House. Leaders from the minority community speak out in favor of the creation of Mandela. The leaders include Curtis Davis (Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project), May Louie (Chairwoman, Rainbow Coalition), and Ken Wade (Greater Roxbury Neighborhood Authority). Lydon reports that the city of Boston has projected a large first-year deficit for the new city. He notes that Mandela supporters reject those numbers and have asked for an independent commission to examine the fiscal relationship between the city of Boston and the proposed city. Lydon reports on media coverage of the issue. He notes that an editorial in The Boston Globe condemned the proposal. Lydon notes that Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council) no longer supports that proposal. He adds that Mel King (former State Representative) is in favor of Mandela. Lydon's report includes an interview with King, who defends his pro-Mandela stance.

Contributor : Reporter
Hope Kelly
Christopher Lydon
Format : Tape 4675   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102879 
VHS cassette 103981 
digital betacam cassette 104158 
Betacam cassette 104159 

Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Politics and government
Mandela, Massachusetts
Municipal government
Race relations

Subject : Personal Names
Bolling, Bruce
Davis, Curtis
Flynn, Raymond
King, Joyce
King, Mel
Louie, May
Lydon, Christopher
Wade, Ken
Young, Andrew

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project (GRIP)

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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