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"Boston As I See It" with Sarah-Ann Shaw

When: Sunday, March 17, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

In 1968 • Sarah-Ann Shaw made her first television appearance on Say Brother (now known as Basic Black), a public affairs broadcast by Ray Richardson. After numerous appearances on the show, she was hired the following year by WBZ-TV as Boston’s first female African American reporter. A community activist for most of her life, Shaw worked on stories which provided positive images of urban life of Black, Asian, Latino and other communities of color in Massachusetts. Her stories gave balance to those most often under-represented by media outlets, and her special reports focused on the importance of providing all people with the same social, economic and educational opportunities. Sarah-Ann has been honored by a variety of organizations and she has received numerous journalistic awards for her work which includes a Lifetime Achievement Awards from Emerson College RTNDA (Radio Television News Directors Association) and the National Association of Black Journalists, and The Yankee Quill Award from the New England Society of News Editors.

Music by Toussaint Liberator

Join us for refreshments after the program.

All Programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium.

Small wheelchair accessible.

CCB is located near the Orange line-Back Bay or the Green line-Copley T Stops. On Street Parking and at Back Bay Parking Garage, 199 Clarendon Street. Vouchers available for the garage. For more information: or email us at

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