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Ed Redd and Raymond Jordan debate why most African Americans are Democrats


Atwood, David Moore, Melvin Barrow-Murray, Barbara Yang, Eileen Holmes, Karen


A clip from the program which focuses on the value of the Black voter and the role African Americans play in the national political system. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray and co-host Karen Holmes speak with attorney Fletcher "Flash" Wiley (a registered Independent with the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association), attorney Ed Redd (a member of the Black Republican Caucus), and Representative Raymond Jordan (Democrat with the Massachusetts Black Caucus) about the value of the African American voter in the political system, why there is so much voter apathy, what the parties have to do to ensure they get and keep the Black vote, why African Americans tend to vote locally for the "person" but nationally for a "party," how the abolishment of the electoral college would affect the Black vote, and what each of the parties would need to do to either get or keep votes. Program includes excerpts from Rev. Jesse Jackson's speech on April 18, 1978, at the Middlesex Republican Club's 111th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner, an interview with Jackson conducted by Karen Holmes at the dinner, and brief interviews with Madison Denniston, John "Moe" Robinson, and attorney Clarence Elam on what the Republican Party has to offer African Americans. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by David Atwood.
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