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Kevin White talks about race relations in Boston
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[Kevin White at a press conference after his election victory.]
Original Airdate: 11/7/1979

Length: 00:18:33
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Kevin White (Mayor, City of Boston) holds a press conference to discuss his victory the previous day in the mayoral election. White discusses his potential role as a national spokesman on urban issues. White says that he has no plans to assume a national role. White predicts great success in his next term; rejects Boston's reputation as a racist city; guarantees the safety of all citizens in the city; discusses the city's affirmative action program as it relates to his administration; and says his administration will not tolerate racial violence. White notes the community's responsibility to speak out against racial violence; discusses the recent shooting of Darryl Williams (African American Jamaica Plain student). White talks about former city employee James Kelly (South Boston Information Center) and the need to be sensitive in making appointments to city jobs. White discusses the city's poor racial climate, and assesses the extent to which he is responsible for it, and his belief that other cities are more racist than Boston. White talks about his support base in the mayoral election and about his opponent, Joseph Timilty. He discusses the US Senate race and notes that he has not been asked to endorse Edward Kennedy (US Senator) or any other candidates. White expresses confidence in the vitality of the city and talks about his priorities for the next term, including tax reform and the development of the North Station area. White is very relaxed and has a good rapport with the media.

Contributor : Reporter
Sharon Stevens
Format : Tape A267   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 77037 
VHS cassette 77063 
Betacam cassette 69828 
digital betacam cassette 69883 

Subject : Keywords
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Municipal government
Race relations

Subject : Personal Names
Kelly, James
Stevens, Sharon
Timilty, Joseph
White, Kevin
Williams, Darryl

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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