[African American officials in white suburbs]
Original Airdate: 4/22/1991
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
Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
African Americans - Politics and government
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Wellesley African American Coalition
Subject : Geographic Locations
Type : Genre
News - Television
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