[Edward Brooke's concession speech]
Original Airdate: 11/7/1978
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
Edward Brooke (US Senator) concedes the Senate race to Paul Tsongas (candidate for US Senator) in the ballroom of the Copley Plaza Hotel. With him on the stage are supporters including William Owens (State Senator), Helen Brooke (Edward Brooke's mother), Elma Lewis (African American community leader), Thomas Trimarco (field director for Brooke's campaign). Sharon Stevens (WGBH reporter) stands behind the cheering crowd, anticipating Brooke's speech; Natalie Jacobson (WCVB reporter) is on the stage, waiting to interview Brooke after the speech. Brooke thanks the crowd, his family, and his campaign staff. Brooke congratulates Tsongas for waging an honorable campaign. Brooke says that he will do his best to assure the smooth transition of the Senate seat and that he continues to support full equality and justice for all. Brooke thanks voters for giving him the opportunity to have served as both State Attorney General and US Senator and assures those who did not vote for him that he has no bitterness toward them.
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African American politicians
Subject : Personal Names
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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