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Andrew Jones at a press conference on Mandela, Massachusetts
[Supporters of Mandela, Massachusetts talk about Roxbury crime]
Original Airdate: 8/24/1988

Length: 00:02:43
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
David Boeri reports that the referendum question on the creation of Mandela, Massachusetts, was soundly defeated in the 1986 elections. Boeri notes that supporters of incorporation of a new city from the Greater Roxbury neighborhood are raising the issue again. Boeri reports that community leaders gathered at a press conference in support of the issue. Boeri's report includes footage of the press conference with Andrew Jones (Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project), Chuck Turner (teacher), and Byron Rushing (State Representative). Jones and Rushing speak out in favor of Mandela. They criticize the city of Boston for not dealing effectively with problems in the Roxbury neighborhood. Boeri reports that the Roxbury neighborhood is suffering from an epidemic of violence and drug-related crime. He notes that Mandela supporters believe that crime could be fought more effectively if Roxbury were an independent city. Boeri's report includes footage from interviews with Sadiki Kambon (Mandela supporter) and Donald Madrey (Mandela supporter) talking about the problems in the neighborhood. Boeri's report includes footage of Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council) talking about street violence and footage of William Celester (Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department) and Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) at a press conference.

Contributor : Reporter
David Boeri
Format : Tape 5963   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102941 
VHS cassette 103079 
Betacam cassette 105160 
digital betacam cassette 105159 

Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Politics and government
Mandela, Massachusetts
Municipal government
Race relations
Urban policy

Subject : Personal Names
Boeri, David
Bolling, Bruce
Celester, William
Jones, Andrew
Kambon, Sadiki
Madrey, Donald
Rushing, Byron
Turner, Chuck

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project (GRIP)

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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