[Northeastern honors Nelson Mandela]
Original Airdate: 1/14/1988
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports on Northeastern University's observation of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. (American civil rights leader). Jones notes that a ceremony commemorating King's life was held at the university. Jones' report includes footage from the ceremony. Sonia Sanchez (poet and teacher) talks about King. Jones' report also includes footage of King. Jones reports that the highlight of the event was the announcement that the university would award an honorary law degree to Nelson Mandela (jailed South African leader). Jones' report includes footage of Susan Sullivan (Northeastern Law student) making the announcement. Jones interviews Daniel Givelber (Dean, Northeastern University School of Law) about the decision to award a degree to Mandela. Jones notes that the university trustees overturned a policy which required recipients of degrees to pick them up in person. Jones's report is accompanied by footage of Mandela.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African Americans- Civil rights
Universities and colleges
Subject : Personal Names
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Subject : Geographic Locations
Type : Genre
News - Television
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