[UMass Amherst protest ends]
Original Airdate: 2/17/1988
Item Type: newstape - acquired tape
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A group of minority students exit the New Africa House on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The students hold a press conference in front of the media and a group of supporters. An African American male student reads a prepared statement, announcing the end of the occupation of the New Africa House. The student says that the protesters are pleased that the New Africa House will be restored as a cultural center for African American and third world students. He adds that the protesters and the university administration are working to resolve other issues. The student thanks supporters. A reporter interviews a white female student and a Latino male student about the occupation of the New Africa House and the racial atmosphere on campus. The reporter interviews Frederick Hurst (Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination) about the occupation of the New Africa House and race relations on campus. The tape includes footage from a press conference with Joseph Duffy (Chancellor, University of Massachusetts). Duffy talks about the occupation of the New Africa House and the problem with alcohol abuse by students on campus. One of the male students on the tape is named Roberto Christian. Footage from WGBY.
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University of Massachusetts
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