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i'm a very very good faces faces of the city it's not too cruel to talk about prejudices especially if you're a member of a minority group you're expected to get along well with all members of all minority groups beautifully so it may come as something of a surprise to hear really ledford speak of her feelings about being a member of a culture which is very different and that has been in her own words a starkly prejudiced what happens to such a personally attend a huge university souter for many minority groups with whom she's expected to identify what propels this student to add to the hard work of studying the long drive to me of a nearly every week and the fact that her own children are there undoubtedly are perhaps something else equally strong influence because when he flew to new chief keef it within my lifetime and i know a great pianist and i think
that must've been a tremendous change when melinda mcmillan none of that going on in moore and i'm like ohio's unemployment the last whaling expeditions that i have heard people contend that get the women have hockey player for better than a man who i have no statistics that it did it seems to be you know the whole the whole role of being a me an unknown in the car culture in the highest thing was christian be a whale to be a whaler and she's so much clear i think it is in the culture living expenses it's often indifferent when khomeini fisherman and popes there's a party chairman issa salmon date to
raise money from the pancakes and they give of fish two hundred pounds seven hundred pounds her where her inner city caf a few male relatives from the push will come out of the truck i went away to school like to sing in a phishing email you know that my finest that they approach and it was going for me to even be able to graduate from high school and never felt the same way and my grandfather's favorite saying he really gave the land to public school assignment new paper was his career and his favorite thing was
he gave that land to educate his children's children's children and i can remember hearing that over and over again i suppose i think of myself as just another student here on campus one and hear that when i go home i remember one time at a stadium and i was talking to somebody on the phone and she just very recently hit home run and the echoes similar tale this friend of her about the current university i thought gee you know that's the way that i should feel everyday and i see people and wounded a young people and that's the junior cornell university there's more important swing getting injured patients through strength i have an uncle that graduated from from western washington in
i can we were immune and how it can see yellowing howard say there was to have an uncle and when to go isn't really any intent when he came when his green curtain or even can win because like a parade when he would come when the biggest problems as usually many christians ducking an especially mean the convenience and the nation has such a higher dropout rate than any a vindication but i think that there's a lot of differences in the way that indians are from blacks were indians from a french economist there in his or her nation's taste really a tremendous difference and you know this time i think about unity or coalition forming a coalition just isn't isn't in my mind i worked with him but i don't think that
that i can see where they can expect that can and i don't know something permanent one of the divisions will introduce my reservation and you asking about what the reaction would be it was it was hard for me to say and to tell them that i didn't think it would be accepted because and those privileges doing sex and they're and they're now my my my tribe was presidents historically against the tribe or other tribes in a moment i don't think it's possible to have the unity among the cats i don't think the people are working when they're really understand the difference he is there really a and an ominous changes for my people
didn't occur and that it makes me man that people expect i mean i know i see a fence around every house in your day there's no value in our culture are supposed to be having an especially an isis and season they'll climb around on cancer was a new thing that seems to be most important in my father's generation italians are inhuman bill would condemned and second street hickerson recently where cars along the way and that didn't bother me and how you don't you don't see when you know that they then read it time and i was never i was never really a shame and it just made me mad that people would be imposing they're kind of their various i think a special feeling when they ask i mean it i think
any any inkling with killing him they're immigrants you know i don't want to use a lot of rhetoric and visit us i think a lot of things i know a few of the cars that have no sense of not wasting doing things that were not a useful you know especially you see them more in art everything that was made at a function and purpose i had was nearly ten years ago in and getting
into voice and just one of the directions in damage to give cultural difference and those two things and curt teaches anthony if they make children of their fathers and and i'm very happy that particular in the uk oh happy day then if we and sometimes i think i can't think of an indian school and from conflict here too and i also go and write a tune that when antonin whom he can learn to noon i need to do
it is get it i'm really known very at red arrow i'm
Faces of the City
Merly Leadford
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KCTS (Television station : Seattle, Wash.)
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SCCtv (Seattle, Washington)
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A profile of student Merly Leadford on her struggle to find her place at the University of Washington as a member of the Makah tribe.
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Faces of the City: A series of individual shows with short profiles finding the extraordinary in the ordinary based on Studs Terkel’s approach. 1972 and 1973. Profiles include: a taxi driver, a divorcee, a garbage man, an Afro American airline stewardess, a nun, a grocery checker, a member of the Elks Club, a teen-age Korean emigree, and a female office janitor. Selected programs shown on PBS. Received local Emmy for Outstanding Program Achievement and PMN “Best of the West” Award, Television Information category, 1975.
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Host: Byrd, Roberta
Producer: Walkinshaw, Jean
Producing Organization: KCTS (Television station : Seattle, Wash.)
Speaker: Leadford, Merly
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Duration: 00:10:00
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Chicago: “Faces of the City; Merly Leadford,” 1972, SCCtv, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed May 27, 2024,
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