[African American mayors]
Original Airdate: 11/4/1987
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that the city of Hartford, Connecticut has elected Carrie Perry, an African American woman, as mayor of the city. Jones notes that Hartford is the only major city in New England with an African American mayor. Jones' report includes footage of Perry at a polling station and at a press conference. Jones reports that Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council) is seen as having the best chance at becoming Boston's first African American mayor. Jones interviews Bolling. Bolling says that he might run for mayor someday, but that he is concentrating on his agenda in the City Council. Jones notes that Bolling differed with Mel King (candidate for Mayor of Boston in 1983) and other African American community leaders over the issue of Roxbury's secession from Boston. Jones' report includes footage of Bolling, King, Andrew Young (Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project) and Charles Stith (Union United Methodist Church) on the Phil Donahue Show in 1986. Jones notes that the minority community in Boston is becoming impatient for an African American mayor. Jones interviews Charles Weeks (Black Political Task Force) about the chances of Boston electing an African American mayor. Jones' report includes footage of Harold Washington (Mayor of Chicago) and W. Wilson Goode (Mayor of Philadelphia).
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
African Americans - Politics and government
Subject : Personal Names
Goode, W. Wilson
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Black Political Task Force
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Type : Genre
News - Television
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