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Charles McKenney interviewed by Marcus Jones
[African American officials in white suburbs]
Original Airdate: 4/22/1991

Length: 00:03:51
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports on the emergence of African American elected officials in the predominantly white suburbs of Boston. Jones notes that Gretchen Underwood (Wellesley Town Meeting Member) was elected to the Wellesley Town Meeting as a member of the recently formed Wellesley African American Coalition. Jones notes that the coalition was formed after an incident of harassment in Wellesley involving Dee Brown (Boston Celtics basketball player). Jones reports that Virginia Nelson (Milton Town Meeting Member) placed second out of fourteen candidates in the Milton elections. Jones reports that Charles McKenney (Selectman, town of Ayer) will become the chairman of the Ayer Board of Selectmen next year. Jones interviews Underwood and Nelson about their experiences as African American elected officials in the suburbs. Underwood talks about African American political action groups in other suburbs. Jones's report is accompanied by footage of McKenney and footage of the towns of Wellesley and Milton.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 7998   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 106802 
VHS cassette 106929 
Betacam cassette 106928 
digital betacam cassette 106927 

Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
African Americans - Politics and government

Subject : Personal Names
Brown, Dee
Jones, Marcus
McKenney, Charles
Nelson, Virginia
Underwood, Gretchen

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Wellesley African American Coalition

Subject : Geographic Locations
Ayer (Mass.)
Milton (Mass.)
Wellesley (Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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