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Alex Rodriguez of MCAD
Program:
[South Boston housing projects]
Original Airdate: 10/29/1987

Length: 00:03:39
Item Type: newstape - edited story master


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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) has pledged to integrate public housing projects in South Boston by next year. Vaillancourt notes that there are no African American families among the 2400 families living in the Old Colony Housing Project in South Boston. Vaillancourt interviews Flynn. Flynn says that the housing projects will be integrated in a responsible manner. He talks about integration of public housing projects in Charlestown. Vaillancourt reports that civil rights advocates accuse the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) of ignoring non-white families on the waiting list for apartments in South Boston projects. Vaillancourt interviews Alex Rodriguez (Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination). Rodriguez says that the BHA's housing policies are illegal. Rodriguez threatens to take action against the city. Vaillancourt reports that the pace of integration in the housing projects has been slow. She adds that the South Boston residents are opposed to integration. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of South Boston housing project residents talking about their opposition to integration. Residents say that the quality of life will decline if African American families move into the project. Other residents say that violence will erupt if the projects are integrated. Vaillancourt interviews an African American laborer who says that he would not mind moving into a housing project in South Boston.


Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 5384   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 22453 
VHS cassette 104096 
Betacam cassette 104110 
digital betacam cassette 104109 

Subject : Keywords
Discrimination
Public housing - Integration

Subject : Personal Names
Flynn, Raymond
Rodriguez, Alex
Vaillancourt, Meg

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Housing Authority (BHA)
Old Colony Housing Project

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

Type : Genre
News - Television



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