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Elma Lewis talks about her Roxbury neighborhood
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[Elma Lewis talks about the Roxbury community]
Original Airdate: 8/23/1988

Length: 00:02:47
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
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 5960   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102928 
VHS cassette 103078 
Betacam cassette 105158 
digital betacam cassette 105157 

Subject : Keywords
African American neighborhoods
African American women

Subject : Personal Names
Lewis, Elma
Moore, Darlene Tiffany
Vaillancourt, Meg

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Police Department

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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