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Marsh Chapel on the BU campus
[King papers at Boston University]
Original Airdate: 4/1/1988

Length: 00:03:15
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that Martin Luther King, Jr. (American civil rights leader) received his doctorate of theology from Boston University in 1955. He notes that King is one of BU's most distinguished graduates. Jones reports that King donated more than 80,000 personal papers to the university before he died, and that Coretta Scott King (widow of Martin Luther King, Jr.) has filed suit against the university to get the papers returned to her. Jones' reports that the law firm of Melvin Miller (BU Trustee) is handling the case for the university. Jones notes that Miller has accused Scott King of trying to profit from her husbands' materials. Jones reports that Scott King does not believe that King's agreement with the university is binding. Jones interviews Greg Felker (Vice President, Boston University) and Kiphanie Radford (President, BU Black Student Union) about the case. Jones' report includes footage from interviews with students on campus about whether BU should return the papers to Scott King. Jones' report is accompanied by shots of the papers and by footage of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. This tape includes additional footage of King's papers on display at BU.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 5692   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 104985 
VHS cassette 103059 
Betacam cassette 103066 
digital betacam cassette 103067 

Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Civil rights
Universities and colleges

Subject : Personal Names
Felker, Greg
Jones, Marcus
King, Coretta Scott
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Miller, Melvin
Radford, Kiphanie

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston University

Type : Genre
News - Television

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