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A Common ground (video in two parts, and transcript)

@ Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library

Biggs, Julian Glascock, Baylis


Black community leaders including Thomas McNeal, Phil Morrow, Dave Holmes, John Jackson, and Muriel Johnson sit at a table to discuss issues facing their communities. They talk about problems faced by black communities in the City of Hartford, including police community relations, poor housing conditions, governmental representation, racism in schools, communication within the black community, the experience of the riots, and employment and accessibility to downtown urban renewal projects such as the Civic Center, the Windsor Street project, and Constitution Plaza. Leaders advocate for finding a “common ground” within the black community and among poor people and a commitment by government and community leaders to making changes in the community around the issues that need attention.
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