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Old Colony housing Project
[South Boston community meeting about housing desegregation]
Original Airdate: 1/13/1988

Length: 00:03:45
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) has promised to integrate public housing projects in South Boston and to put a stop to discriminatory practices by the Boston Housing Authority (BHA). Vaillancourt notes that African American families have been passed over on the waiting list for apartments in South Boston housing projects. Vaillancourt adds that Flynn's plans to integrate public housing have angered his constituents in South Boston, who refer to housing integration as "forced housing." Vaillancourt's report is accompanied by footage of white residents of a South Boston housing project and by footage of South Boston residents during the busing crisis in 1974. Vaillancourt reports that Flynn and Doris Bunte (BHA) attended a community meeting in South Boston to talk about housing integration with South Boston residents. Vaillancourt's report features footage of Flynn at the community meeting. Flynn defends himself against the hostile comments of South Boston residents. James Kelly (Boston City Council) addresses the meeting. Kelly denounces housing integration. Vaillancourt's report includes footage from an interview with Neil Sullivan (policy advisor to Flynn). Sullivan talks about public housing integration and Flynn's relationship with South Boston residents.

Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 5523   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102896 
VHS cassette 104088 
Betacam cassette 104122 
digital betacam cassette 104121 

Subject : Keywords
Public housing - Integration

Subject : Personal Names
Bunte, Doris
Flynn, Raymond
Kelly, James
Sullivan, Neil
Vaillancourt, Meg

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

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

Type : Genre
News - Television

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