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Reverend John Borders
[Reverend John Borders]
Original Airdate: 12/17/1990

Length: 00:03:11
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
Tamara McClinton

Contributor : Reporter
Carolyn Sawyer
Format : Tape 7709   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 27461 
VHS cassette 106950 
Betacam cassette 109561 
digital betacam cassette 109560 

Subject : Keywords
African American religious leaders
Urban youth

Subject : Personal Names
Borders, John
Hardison, Charles
Sawyer, Carolyn

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Morningstar Baptist Church

Subject : Geographic Locations
Mattapan (Boston, Mass.)
Milton (Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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