Original Airdate: 6/21/1988
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Hope Kelly reports that Barbara Arnwine (Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights) is filing a lawsuit against the city of Boston, the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), and the department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on behalf of public housing tenants in Boston. Kelly reports that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) has announced an agreement aimed at eradicating discriminatory housing practices, but Arnwine considers the agreement inadequate because it does not acknowledge that African American families were "victims" of discrimination. Arnwine says that the city of Boston and the BHA lied to African American families and that the BHA worked to keep housing projects segregated. Kelly's report includes footage of Flynn, Doris Bunte (BHA), and Robert LaPlante (HUD) at a press conference. Kelly interviews Arnwine in her office at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights. Arnwine says that the city of Boston, the BHA, and HUD do not want to accept responsibility for the harm done to African American tenants and that, despite the difficulty of the struggle, racial equality is worth fighting for. Kelly reviews Arnwine's career as an activist and lawyer. Kelly's report also features footage of African American and white children playing outside of public housing projects and footage of African American students entering a Boston high school.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American women
African Americans - Civil rights
Public housing - Integration
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Housing Authority (BHA)
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
Type : Genre
News - Television
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