[Elma Lewis talks about the Roxbury community]
Original Airdate: 8/23/1988
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt interviews Elma Lewis (Roxbury community leader) about the Roxbury neighborhood. Lewis says that Roxbury is portrayed as "unworthy" by the news media. Lewis criticizes media coverage, housing policy, and police performance in Roxbury. Lewis talks about the need for a community to set its own standards, saying that she complains about certain types of behavior on her block. Lewis says that she will not be driven from her home by the problems in the neighborhood. She talks about her obligation to work for improvements in the community. Vaillancourt's report is accompanied by footage of residents and police in the Roxbury area and a shot of a photograph of Darlene Tiffany Moore (Roxbury resident).
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American neighborhoods
African American women
Subject : Personal Names
Moore, Darlene Tiffany
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Police Department
Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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