Mrs. A. Flood

Sunday, August 16, 1959

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Jay Nelson Tuck moderates.

The guest is Alincita(?) Flood, Vice President of New York Chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She discusses race tensions in New York.

Panel includes Jack Parker, Raymond M. Tierney, Jr. and Stan Siegel.

One problem Flood addresses is unequal treatment based on race, she also points out that City agencies have a tendency to make assumptions about groups of people and therefore treat them differently.

She speaks specifically about housing and the NYPD.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72064
Municipal archives id: LT8549


Jack Parker, Stan Siegel, Raymond M. Jr. Tierney and Jay Nelson Tuck


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