[Graylan Ellis-Hagler ponders mayoral candidacy]
Original Airdate: 3/13/1991
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that Graylan Ellis-Hagler (Church of the United Community) may run for mayor of Boston in the next mayoral elections. Jones notes that Ellis-Hagler is the pastor at the Church of the United Community in Roxbury. Jones interviews Ellis-Hagler. Ellis-Hagler says that he has not yet decided if he will run for mayor. Ellis-Hagler defends himself against accusations of grandstanding. Jones reviews Ellis-Hagler's career and his recent political activities. Jones' report includes footage of Ellis-Hagler speaking to striking hotel and restaurant workers in 1988 and footage of Ellis-Hagler and unemployed construction workers at a press conference at a construction site in Dudley Square in 1990. Jones' report also includes footage of Ellis-Hagler at a protest in front of the offices of the AIDS Brigade in Mission Hill. Ellis-Hagler and Jon Parker (leader, AIDS Brigade) begin to scuffle and Parker ends up on the ground. During the interview with Jones, Ellis-Hagler talks about the altercation with Parker. Jones interviews Elizabeth Ellis-Hagler (wife of Graylan Ellis-Hagler) about her husband. Elizabeth Ellis-Hagler calls Graylan Ellis-Hagler a gifted prophet. Jones' report includes footage of Graylan Ellis-Hagler with followers at the Church of the United Community. This tape contains an additional news story about Graylan and Elizabeth Ellis-Hagler from the Boston Neighborhood Network.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American religious leaders
African Americans - Employment
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Church of the United Community
Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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