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Marcus Jones reports on the debate over the terms "black" and "African American"
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[Black or African American?]
Original Airdate: 2/15/1989

Length: 00:03:27
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that some African American leaders, including Jesse Jackson (African American political leader), are promoting the use of the term "African American" instead of the term "black." Jones interviews Robert Hayden (lecturer, Northeastern University), who promotes the use of the term. Hayden says that it is an accurate term that reflects the roots and history of African Americans. Jones also interviews Elma Lewis (Director, National Center of Afro-American Artists), who believes that the term "black" is more inclusive. Lewis says that not all black people in the US are Americans. Jones interviews students and teachers at the Ellis School in Roxbury about which term they prefer. Jones' report includes footage of Jesse Jackson giving a speech and footage of Charles Cozart (comedian) on the Arsenio Hall Show. This tape includes additional footage of Jones speaking to students and teachers at the Ellis School.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 6329   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 105320 
VHS cassette 105338 
Betacam cassette 105364 
digital betacam cassette 105363 

Subject : Keywords
African American identity
African American students
Ellis School
School buildings and classrooms

Subject : Personal Names
Cozart, Charles
Hayden, Robert
Jackson, Jesse
Jones, Marcus
Lewis, Elma

Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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