Original Airdate: 7/23/1970
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Afro-Americans - Civil Rights
Afro-Americans - Social conditions - 1964-1975
Riots - New Bedford - Massachusetts
Public Affairs: Current Events
Black Brothers Action Committee - New Bedford - Massachusetts
A special 90-minute program, "New Bedford," focuses on the African American community of New Bedford, Massachusetts and its response to the issues that led to the race riot/rebellion of July 8th and 9th, 1970. Host Ray Richardson provides a history of the event according to the press and compares the media's interpretation of the riot with the statements and opinions of community residents. Between Friday, July 10, and Sunday, July 12, Say Brother visited the west and south end neighborhoods of New Bedford to discuss discrimination, the direction the community is moving, finding non-factory jobs, the problems unemployment presents to mothers, the difficulties of the welfare system, police harassment, and housing. Due to the graphic language of those interviewed for the program, and due to the fact the program was aired in its entirety against the wishes of WGBH management, Say Brother Producer Ray Richardson was fired after the broadcast. Original air date estimated.
Morris Alston (assistant editor)
Morris Alston (film sound)
James Fripp (production assistant)
Jewelle Gomez (production assistant)
Mignonne P. Gumbs (production assistant)
Tony Lark (cameraman)
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