[Mandela, Massachusetts referendum question]
Original Airdate: 10/30/1986
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports on a referendum question concerning the incorporation of a new city out of the Boston's minority neighborhoods. Jones notes that the new city would be called Mandela, Massachusetts. Jones' report includes footage of Andrew Jones (Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project) talking about the proposal. Jones reports on the local and national controversy generated by the referendum question. Jones' report includes footage from a press conference with Mandela supporters and officials from East Palo Alto, California. Jones' report also features footage from an episode of the Phil Donahue Show (national TV talk show). African American community leaders Andrew Jones, Mel King, Bruce Bolling, and Charles Stith debate the question with Donahue. Jones reports that the referendum is not expected to pass. Jones' report includes footage from an Urban League Forum. Chuck Turner (teacher) and Nathan Allen (Executive Director, Lena Park Community Development) debate the question.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Politics and government
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project (GRIP)
Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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