Description: Air piece on a program, called Operation Discovery, which will bus African American students from Roxbury to a school in Sharon for summer school classes. Reporter standup in Post Office Square in Sharon. Interview with Reverend Donald Al Wasserman of the Unitarian Church, who originated the program.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 05/21/1965
Description: Compilation of stories and loose footage on the problem of racism in American and related issues. Bill Harrington 09/07/1967 air piece on the closing of two Roxbury schools, which resulted in the busing of students. Interviews with Massachusetts State Commissioner of Education Owen Kiernan and Boston Superintendent Ohrenberger. Cuts from unidentified panel discussion. Jim Pansullo 12/03/1967 air piece on anti-Semitism of Black Nationalists. He reports on a meeting of the American Jewish Congress, led by President Rabbi Arthur Lelyveld, who spoke on fighting poverty especially along racial lines. He also reports on Kenneth Clark's remarks on the tension. Series of interviews on 08/05/1967 with African American pedestrians on African American leaders and the Black Power movement, riots, and specifically Stokely Carmichael. More cuts from panel discussion. 12/14/1967 footage of Reverend James Groppi speaking at a church in Durham. N.H., on the current state of race relations in American. More cuts from panel discussion. Interview with a Richard Hatcher, the first African American mayor of Gary, Indiana, on metropolitan race relations.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 1967
Description: Mostly black and white footage, with some color. Shots of police responding to riots after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination. Police patrolling the streets, arresting men and loading them into police van. Crowd of young people calling to the camera. Fires and fire fighters with ladders, hoses, fire engines. Man on a stretcher in an ambulance. Destroyed gas pump. People sitting in at Boston public welfare office. Police officers jumping through open window. Broken storefront windows. Overturned cars. Exteriors of Boston City Hospital. Boston Police Radio Field Operations Unit. Crowd of police and army officers in a stadium. People being treated in hospital. Pedestrians. Police officers board MBTA buses en masse. Sounds comes in for a little bit halfway through the video.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 04/05/1968
Description: Silent and sounds footage from a story on Ralph Abernathy and the Boston segment of the Poor People March in Washington, including an Abernathy making an address at Northeastern University and a speech at Boston Common. Additional footage includesSouthern Christian Leadership Conference members marching. People gathering supplies and boarding buses for Poor Peoples March. Man puts "I have a dream" bumper sticker on car. Interview with Mr. Frederick on the cost of Poor Peoples March. Two men fight on the street. Reporter standup. Footage of the march. Silent interviews with people on the street. Crowds boarding Greyhound buses to Resurrection city.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 05/09/1968
Description: Silent b-roll of rundown buildings and bad living conditions. Thomas Atkins holds a press conference. Exteriors of Boston Rehabilitation Plan Building. 154 Seaver St. Thomas Atkins walks through apartments, examining living conditions. Several takes of reporter standup on the rent strike. Cuts of Atkins and others speaking at press conference on Boston's attempts at building rehabilitation as part of a HUD program, and problems with the implementation of the program. They explain the efforts of the tenants to solve these problems, and the new tactics they are using against the officials and landlords.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 09/18/1969
Description: Sidney Farber honored by American Cancer Society - Farber, Mary Lasker, Ted Kennedy in attendance. First speaker maybe board president of ACS. Mary Lasker speaks at podium and presents Farber with ACS gold sword. Farber makes a long speech. Kennedy gets up to speak about Vietnam and is cut off"
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 07/24/1967, 11/08/1967, 12/10/1968, 09/18/1969