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Muriel Snowden wins a MacArthur Fellowship
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[MacArthur Fellowship winners]
Original Airdate: 6/16/1987

Length: 00:04:12
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Callie Crossley reports on three local recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowships. Crossley notes that David Mumford (mathematician), Muriel Snowden (community organizer) and Eric Lander (MIT) are three of the thirty-two national winners of the Fellowships. Crossley interviews Mumford about his work in mathematics. Crossley reports that Snowden founded the Freedom House in Roxbury with her husband Otto in 1949. She adds that Snowden has worked to eradicate racial bias and to create opportunities for minority youth. Crossley interviews Snowden about her community work and her future plans. Crossley's interview includes photos of Snowden and footage of Snowden with colleagues. Crossley reports that Lander is a mathematician who is working to map the genetic patterns of certain hereditary diseases. Crosssley interviews Lander about his work. Crossley's report includes footage of Lander and MIT graduate students in his laboratory. Crossley notes that the MacArthur Fellowships have also been called genius awards.

Contributor : Reporter
Callie Crossley
Format : Tape 5122   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102903 
VHS cassette 103594 
Betacam cassette 104033 
digital betacam cassette 104028 

Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Civil rights
African Americans - Role models

Subject : Personal Names
Crossley, Callie
Lander, Eric
Mumford, David
Snowden, Muriel
Snowden, Otto

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Freedom House
MacArthur Foundation
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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