Raw tape for The 90's election specials. This tape covers the 1992 Illinois Senatorial primary between incumbent Alan Dixon, Carol Moseley Braun, and Al Hofeld. A "meet the candidate and get-out-the-vote rally" for Carol Moseley Braun featuring Gloria Steinem. Braun eventually became the first (and only) black woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate. There is no audio for the second segment of the tape.
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00:33Copy video clip URL A “meet the candidate and get-out-the-vote rally” for Carol Moseley Braun. Inside, people chant support for Braun, and there are lots of Braun posters all over the walls. Someone has several pro-choice pins on her jacket, and pink ribbons are handed out. The people in attendance are mainly women.
03:13Copy video clip URL Braun enters, and people chant, “Carol!” Braun introduces Gloria Steinem (journalist and feminist activist) who enters a minute later and hugs Braun. Braun makes a short speech.
06:27Copy video clip URL Steinem declares her support and donates $1,000 to the campaign. She also announces that Marlo Thomas will be sending Braun a check for $1,000 in the mail. “I think we’ve always known that the Congress looks alarmingly not like the country… We have enemies in the Senate, that means women and underrepresented groups in general. It’s not all enemies in the Senate, but we don’t have any friends. And that’s what Carol is.”
13:49Copy video clip URL Tape cuts, and Braun talks about the contributions. The rally is coming to a close.
15:52Copy video clip URL The rally ends and the participants walk out onto the streets of downtown Chicago (where it is snowing). There is no audio starting here for the rest of the tape. They enter the Thompson Center, where Steinem and Braun meet and greet with people in the food court. There are interviews with various patrons, but the tape is silent.
49:04Copy video clip URL End of tape.