[Controversy over racism in rowing race]
Original Airdate: 5/22/1987
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 Kelly adds that Otway later rescinded his accusations.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.
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Parks and recreation
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Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Irish Rowing Club
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South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
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News - Television
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