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Ruth Batson
[African Meeting House is ready to open]
Original Airdate: 10/9/1987

Length: 00:03:08
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Carmen Fields reports on the restoration of the African Meeting House on Beacon Hill. Fields reports that the Meeting House is the oldest African American church in the nation and that it was gutted by fire in 1973. Fields interviews Philip Hart (Board of Directors, African Meeting House) and Ruth Batson (Director, African Meeting House) for the report. Hart talks about the significance of the Meeting House. Batson talks about plans for music, scholarly debate, and religious services at the Meeting House. Fields notes that a series of rededication programs will begin soon. Fields' report is accompanied by footage of construction workers and staff at the Meeting House and by photographs documenting the history of African Americans in Boston.

Contributor : Reporter
Carmen Fields
Format : Tape 5348   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102961 
VHS cassette 104092 
Betacam cassette 104103 
digital betacam cassette 104102 

Subject : Keywords
African Americans - History
African Meeting House

Subject : Personal Names
Batson, Ruth
Fields, Carmen
Hart, Philip

Type : Genre
News - Television

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