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An African American family moves into the McCormack housing project
[NAACP and public housing integration]
Original Airdate: 7/11/1988

Length: 00:02:36
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that two African American families moved into a South Boston housing project today; he notes that the families are the first African Americans to live in the project in ten years. Jones reports that the two families were on the emergency placement list and had no other housing alternatives. Jones notes that there is increasing opposition to the mayor's housing desegregation plan by both African Americans and whites. He adds that the NAACP has filed suit to block the plan, contending that it unfairly ignores families discriminated against prior to 1983. Jones reports that the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) claims to have lost records for applicants before 1983, but will try to investigate claims of discrimination prior to that date. Jones interviews Carl Haith (President, Boston chapter of the NAACP) about the NAACP lawsuit. Haith says that the city needs to identify residents who were discriminated against prior to 1983. Jones' report includes footage of African American movers at a South Boston housing project and footage of white residents outside of the Mary Ellen McCormack Housing Development. Jones interviews one of the African American movers, who says that he has encountered no problems at the housing development. This tape includes additional footage of movers at the McCormack Housing Development.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 5873   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102931 
VHS cassette 104272 
Betacam cassette 104291 
digital betacam cassette 104290 

Subject : Keywords
Public housing - Integration

Subject : Personal Names
Haith, Carl
Jones, Marcus

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Housing Authority (BHA)
Mary Ellen McCormack Housing Development
NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)

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

Type : Genre
News - Television

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