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First Person: Sarah-Ann Shaw

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

Boston’s first African American television reporter, Sarah-Ann Shaw, talks about her early political influences, her activism during the civil rights era in Boston, and how she became a broadcasting pioneer. Always outspoken, Shaw is also very candid about the changes she has seen in the commitment of present-day black activists, churches, and reporters. 

 

(First Person is an oral history interview series with New England's iconic leaders of color.)

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Slideshow: A Candidate Forum for Boston City Council District 7

Black Boston | Politics

Photos by Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter fro WGBH Radio, 89.7.
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"We Saved A Community"

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

by Talia Whyte

State Rep. Byron Rushing joined local community activists at Hibernian Hall Oct. 19 to discuss the history of the 45-year-old Madison Park Development Corporation, as well as highlight the roots of black activism in Boston.
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Growing Old - 1974

Black Boston | Health

Pearl M. Johnson, an 89-year-old woman in a wheelchair shows snapshots to the camera and talks about her experiences in the nursing home. "If I had this job, I'd be more sympathetic."

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Sarah-Ann Shaw on Black Reporters - 1977

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Sarah-Ann Shaw in a discussion of the recent advances made by and limitations imposed on black journalists.

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