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Barbara Harris is elected as the first female Bishop of the Episcopal Church
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[Barbara Harris and the Episcopal Church]
Original Airdate: 9/27/1988

Length: 00:03:05
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
Hope Kelly
Format : Tape 6030   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102948 
VHS cassette 103082 
Betacam cassette 79528 
digital betacam cassette 105164 

Subject : Keywords
African American religious leaders
African American women
Episcopal Church

Subject : Personal Names
Glasspool, Mary
Harris, Barbara
Johnson, David
Kelly, Hope
Poindexter, Charles
Rushing, Byron

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

Type : Genre
News - Television

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