[Reverend Eugene Rivers]
Original Airdate: 8/15/1990
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones interviews Eugene Rivers (African Peoples Pentecostal Church) about his community work in the greater Roxbury neighborhood. Jones notes that Rivers is an outspoken critic of the religious establishment. He adds that Rivers spends a lot of time counseling troubled youth and acting as a legal advocate for them. Rivers talks about his work with neighborhood youth. Rivers says that many troubled teenagers come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. Rivers talks about the need for churches to do more to reach out to young people. Rivers says that churches must provide alternatives for young people. Rivers talks about violence in the community and about his commitment to young people in the neighborhood. Jones notes that violence is a problem in the neighborhod. He adds that Rivers is committed to fighting the problem. Jones' report is accompanied by foootage of Rivers talking to young people on the street and footage of Rivers' church van, damaged from gunfire.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American religious leaders
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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