[Lenora Fulani and Jesse Jackson]
Original Airdate: 10/24/1988
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Meg Vaillancourt reports that Jesse Jackson (African American political leader) gave a speech at Sanders Theatre at Harvard University as part of his effort to support the presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis (Democratic nominee for US President). Vaillancourt notes that Jackson attacked George Bush (Republican nominee for US President) and the Republican Party on issues of race. Vaillancourt adds that Jackson also defended the term "liberal" from Republican attacks. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of Jackson's speech at Harvard and footage of Jackson and Dukakis at the 1988 Democratic Convention. Vaillancourt reports that Lenora Fulani (Independent candidate for US President) also visited Boston today. Vaillancourt notes that Fulani is the African American progressive candidate of the New Alliance Party. Vaillancourt interviews Fulani. Fulani says that progressive voters need to vote against Dukakis. She adds that the Democratic Party needs to differentiate itself from the Republican Party in order to win the votes of progressives. Vaillancourt notes that Fulani is a Jackson supporter. Vaillancourt reports that Fulani will probably not be a threat to Dukakis in the 1988 election. She adds that a future Jackson candidacy could threaten the Democratic Party by attracting disenchanted progressive voters from the Democratic Party.
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African American politicians
African American women
Elections - 1988 presidential campaign and elections
Universities and colleges
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Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Democratic National Party
New Alliance Party
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News - Television
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