[Housing discrimination settlement]
Original Airdate: 10/4/1989
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Jan von Mehren reports that the city of Boston and the NAACP signed a $3 million settlement to end litigation about the city's formerly discriminatory public housing policy. Von Mehren reports that 2,000 minority families will be eligible for payments of $1,000 to $3,000 under the suit. Von Mehren's reports includes footage of a Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston), Joseph Tauro (federal judge) and Benjamin Hooks (Executive Director, NAACP) at a press conference to announce the settlement. The three men shake hands and make positive statements about the settlement. Von Mehren report that African American families began moving into formerly white housing projects last summer, despite opposition from South Boston residents. Von Mehren's report includes footage of Flynn at a community meeting in South Boston in 1988. The audience jeers at him as he approaches the stage.
Contributor : Reporter
Jan von Mehren
Subject : Keywords
Public housing - Integration
Subject : Personal Names
Hooks, Dr. Benjamin
von Mehren, Jan
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Housing Authority (BHA)
Old Colony Housing Project
Subject : Geographic Locations
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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