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Dianne Wilkerson and an NAACP supporter
[NAACP and BHA differ on discrimination compensation]
Original Airdate: 8/9/1988

Length: 00:02:15
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports on negotiations in court between the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) and the NAACP over compensation for minority families who were victims of the BHA's discriminatory housing policies. Vaillancourt notes that the BHA and the NAACP disagree on the number of families to be compensated and the amount of compensation due to them. Vaillancourt interviews Dianne Wilkerson (NAACP) and Albert Willis (Attorney, City of Boston) about the negotiation. Vaillancourt adds that negotiations will continue until the next court date. Vaillancourt reports that the first African American families moved into a South Boston housing project last month as part of the court-ordered plan to integrate public housing. Vaillancourt's report is accompanied by footage of African American movers at the Mary Ellen McCormack Housing Development and by footage of white residents of South Boston housing projects.

Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 5929   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102958 
VHS cassette 103087 
Betacam cassette 105174 
digital betacam cassette 105173 

Subject : Keywords
African American lawyers
Public housing - Integration

Subject : Personal Names
Vaillancourt, Meg
Wilkerson, Dianne
Willis, Albert

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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