[Preparations for Nelson Mandela's visit to Boston]
Original Airdate: 6/22/1990
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports on city-wide preparations for Nelson Mandela's visit. Jones report includes footage of Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) and a group of city officials raising the flag of the African National Congress (ANC) on City Hall Plaza and footage of preparations for a rally on the Esplanade. Jones interviews Maurice Lewis (Public Affairs Director, WBCN radio) and Loraine Sterling (senior, Jeremiah Burke High School) about Mandela's visit. Jones reports that more than 4,000 people are expected to take part in a Walk For Freedom from Roxbury to the Esplanade tomorrow morning. Jones notes that students from the Trotter Elementary School will perform for Mandela at a reception tomorrow. Jones interviews Trotter Elementary School students Molly Costello and Priscilla Purvis about Mandela. Jones' report includes footage of Trotter school students rehearsing a musical piece. Students make posters in preparation for Mandela's visit. Jones notes that vendors are selling souvenir merchandise with images of Mandela. Jones interviews Jacob Abdul Khllaq (General Manager, A Nubian Notion) about the books, T-shirts and posters sold at his store. Jones interviews Lisa Grant (resident) about Mandela. Jones' report includes footage of an African American man and boy talking about Mandela and footage from Mandela's visit to New York City. This tape includes additional footage of preparations for Mandela's visit.
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African American students
Trotter Elementary School
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African National Congress (ANC)
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News - Television
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