[Mississippi delegates and the new South]
Original Airdate: 7/20/1988
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Christy George reports from the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta. George reports that Atlanta is the heart of the new South; she adds that the region is becoming more diverse, and has been energized by an influx of industry and culture. George reports that the Mississippi Delegation to the Democratic National Convention is said to lead the region on issuse of race relations. George notes that the Mississippi delegates are representative of the new South. George interviews Mississippi delegates Jesse Banks, Ed Cole, Isaiah Frederides, Sherry Fisher, Deborah Dunn and Joe Gaitlin. Each delegate expresses pride in the political process and talks about the changes in the state of Mississippi. George reviews the struggle by African Americans for inclusion in the Democratic Party. George discusses the history of African Americans at the Democratic National Convention from 1948 to 1968. George's report includes footage of civil rights protesters in the 1960s and footage of the Democratic National Convention in the 1960s. George's report is also accompanied by footage of Jesse Jackson (Democratic candidate for US President) at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. George notes that Jackson has led a new group of people into the Democratic Party.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Civil rights
Elections - 1988 presidential campaign and elections
Subject : Personal Names
Hamer, Fannie Lou
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Democratic National Party
Subject : Geographic Locations
Type : Genre
News - Television
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