[Barbara Harris and the Episcopal Church]
Original Airdate: 9/27/1988
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Hope Kelly reports that Barbara Harris (Bishop-elect) has been elected as the first female African American Bishop in the Episcopal Church. She notes that Harris' election to Bishop has divided the members of the Church. Kelly reports that Harris held a press conference today. She adds that Harris downplayed issues of race and gender, but that questioners were focused on those topics. Kelly's report includes footage of Harris at the press conference. David Johnson (Episcopal Church official) is also present. Harris talks about changes in the Episcopal Church and notes that many members are celebrating her election. Harris says that her election is not a "symbol or token." She also answers questions about racism in Boston and in the US. Kelly interviews Reverend Mary Glasspool (Boston rector), Charles Poindexter (Philadelphia rector), and Byron Rushing (State Representative) about the election of Harris to Bishop. All three praise Harris and her qualifications to be Bishop. This tape includes additional footage of Harris and Johnson at the press conference.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American religious leaders
African American women
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
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News - Television
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