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Marcus Jones reports on Bobby Seale's visit to Boston University
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[Bobby Seale visits Boston University]
Original Airdate: 2/28/1990

Length: 00:02:35
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that Bobby Seale (founder, Black Panther Party) visited Boston University as part of his Black History Month speaking tour. Jones notes that Seale is currently working on his doctorate at Temple University and promoting his new cookbook, Barbeque'n with Bobby. Jones notes that Seale's visit coincides with controversy at Boston University over remarks made by Jon Westling (Interim President, Boston University) about Nelson Mandela (black South African leader). Jones reports that Westling said that students should not consider Mandela as a hero because he supports armed resistance to apartheid. Jones' report includes footage of Seale speaking to a small group of BU students. Seale talks about his book and condemns Westling's remarks about Mandela. Robert Rogers (freshman, Boston University) calls for Westling's resignation. Jones interviews Seale. Seale says that he is disappointed that racism is still a problem in the US. Jones reports that Seale praised BU student actions to protest Westling's remarks.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 7115   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 107042 
VHS cassette 106256 
Betacam cassette 106255 
digital betacam cassette 106254 

Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Civil rights
Universities and colleges

Subject : Personal Names
Jones, Marcus
Mandela, Nelson
Rogers, Robert
Seale, Bobby
Westling, Jon

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Black Panther Party
Boston University

Subject : Geographic Locations
South Africa

Type : Genre
News - Television

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