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Hope Kelly reports on racial controversy surrounding a rowing race in South Boston
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[Controversy over racism in rowing race]
Original Airdate: 5/22/1987

Length: 00:04:02
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Hope Kelly reports on charges of racism against the Boston Irish Rowing Club. Kelly notes that Larry Otway (President, St. Brendan's Rowing Club of New York) said that he was discouraged from bringing African American rowers to compete against the Boston Irish Rowing Club in South Boston. Kelly adds that Otway later rescinded his accusations. Kelly reports that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) held a press conference to cite progress in fighting racism across the city. Kelly's report is accompanied by footage of Flynn's press conference. Flynn, William Geary (Commissioner, Metropolitan District Commission), Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council), John Joyce (President, Boston Irish Rowing Club), and Otway speak at the press conference. Joyce denies any discriminatory practices on the part of the Boston Irish Rowing Club. Kelly reports that Andrew Jones (Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project ) and Curtis Davis (Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project) held a rival press conference in front of the L Street Bath House in South Boston. Kelly's report includes footage of Davis and Jones speaking out against racism at their press conference. Jerry Cullitary (South Boston resident) defends South Boston against charges of racism. Kelly reports that the two press conferences presented opposing points of view on racism in Boston. Kelly interviews Susan Moir (South Boston resident) about racism in South Boston. Kelly's report is accompanied by footage of people rowing in curraghs on Pleasure Bay.

Contributor : Reporter
Hope Kelly
Format : Tape 5091   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102910 
VHS cassette 103592 
Betacam cassette 104027 
digital betacam cassette 104026 

Subject : Keywords
Parks and recreation
Race relations

Subject : Personal Names
Bolling, Bruce
Cullitary, Jerry
Davis, Curtis
Flynn, Raymond
Geary, William
Jones, Andrew
Joyce, John
Kelly, Hope
Moir, Susan
Otway, Larry

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Irish Rowing Club

Subject : Geographic Locations
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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