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Curtis Davis of the Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project (GRIP)
[Mandela, Massachusetts initiative in 1988]
Original Airdate: 10/27/1988

Length: 00:03:01
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that supporters of the proposed city of Mandela, Massachusetts, are raising the issue again. Jones notes that voters rejected the 1986 proposal to incorporate the Greater Roxbury neighborhood into a new city. Jones reports that supporters of the proposal have put together a video to educate voters about the benefits of forming a new city. Jones' report includes footage from the pro-Mandela video by Maverick Video. Andrew Jones (Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project) is shown in the video. Marcus Jones interviews Curtis Davis (Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project) about the video and about the Mandela proposal. Marcus Jones reports that the referendum question on Mandela will be on the ballot again this year; he reviews the boundaries of the proposed city and the specifics of the proposal. Marcus Jones notes that the 1986 referendum question received national media attention. Marcus Jones' report includes footage of Davis, Andrew Jones and other Mandela supporters at a press conference in 1986 and footage from an episode of the Phil Donahue Show in 1986 with community leaders Mel King (community activist), Andrew Jones, Charles Stith (Union United Methodist Church), and Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council). Marcus Jones reports that the referendum question has not received as much media coverage this year. He adds that Mandela supporters may try again in the future if the referendum question is defeated again this year. Jones' report includes footage from Say Brother of Andrew Jones talking about Mandela and footage of Bruce Bolling at a press conference.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 6097   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102940 
VHS cassette 105216 
Betacam cassette 105196 
digital betacam cassette 105195 

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

Subject : Personal Names
Bolling, Bruce
Davis, Curtis
Jones, Andrew
Jones, Marcus
King, Mel
Stith, Charles

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

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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