[Reverend John Borders]
Original Airdate: 12/17/1990
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Carolyn Sawyer reports on Reverend John Borders (Morningstar Baptist Church) and his efforts to reach out to his community. Sawyer notes that Borders has conducted at least 15 funerals for teenagers who have died as a result of street violence. Sawyer interviews Borders. Borders talks about the problem of violence in the community. He expresses sadness at the number of young people caught up in the violence. Borders says that adults need to spend more time with young people; he adds that teenagers need to know that someone cares about them. Borders talks about his hopes for positive changes in the community. Sawyer notes that Borders grew up in the Mattapan area and now has three children of his own. Sawyer's report includes footage of Borders at his church and footage of Borders at his children's school. Sawyer's report also includes footage from the funeral of Charles Hardison (Milton teenager) and footage of victims of street violence. This tape includes additional footage of the Blue Hill Avenue area near the Morningstar Baptist Church.
Contributor : Editor
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American religious leaders
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Morningstar Baptist Church
Subject : Geographic Locations
Mattapan (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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