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James Kelly announces an alternative housing plan at a community meeting in South Boston.
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[James Kelly proposes alternative housing policy]
Original Airdate: 3/1/1988

Length: 00:03:38
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Jan von Mehren reports that James Kelly (Boston City Council) denies that Boston's public housing policy is discriminatory and plans to ask the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for proof of discrimination. Von Mehren notes that Kelly has proposed an alternative housing policy which allows tenants to choose where they want to live. Von Mehren notes that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) has agreed to present Kelly's plan to HUD for discussion. Von Mehren's report includes footage of Kelly and Flynn at a South Boston community meeting. Kelly speaks out against housing integration. The crowd jeers at Flynn as he approaches the stage. Von Mehren's report is accompanied by footage of white and African American residents of housing projects in Boston.

Contributor : Reporter
Jan von Mehren
Format : Tape 5633   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 104186 
VHS cassette 104226 
Betacam cassette 104225 
digital betacam cassette 104224 

Subject : Keywords
Public housing - Integration

Subject : Personal Names
Flynn, Raymond
Kelly, James
von Mehren, Jan

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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

Type : Genre
News - Television

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