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Ancient African Kingdoms (National Edition)
Program 104
Original Airdate: 10/29/1975

Subject Keywords
Africa, West - History
Afro-American actresses
Afro-American women
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Drummers (musicians)
Musicians, Black

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Ceesay, Momodou
Olatunji, Babatunde
Richards, Beah

Corporate Names
Afro Audiovisual Company - Boston - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program consists of numerous segments related to African heritage, the first of which is an excerpt from a filmstrip on the fall of the Songhay Empire in West Africa by the Afro Audiovisual Company of Boston. Additional segments include "Bookbeat," a "Spotlight" stage performance by actress Beah Richards, "Dealin'" with African drummer Babatunde Olatunji, "Information" on traveling to Africa, and "Commentary" by Sarah-Ann Shaw on the lack of African history lessons in the American classroom.
Executive Producer
Topper Carew

Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow
Vickie Jones

Conrad White

Henry Johnson

Dighton Spooner

David Crippens

Coffee Cave (quickie)
Tanya Hart (quickie)
Vickie Jones (quickie)

The Webster Lewis Septet (theme music)
Orlando Bagwell (assistant cameraman)
Orlando Bagwell (assistant editor)
Tom Balhatchet (engineer)
Bill Benson (unit manager)
Bruce Bordett (studio technician)
Carla Bravo Wing (community coordinator)
Ron Buccheri (studio technician)
Hayes Burnett (music coordinator)
Bill Charette (studio technician)
Basil Chigas (studio technician)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
Dennis Correia (engineer)
David Crane (videotape engineer)
Douglas DeVitt (videotape engineer)
Michael Dick (graphics)
Bill Fairweather (engineer)
Leah Fletcher (community coordinator)
Michael Floyd (studio technician)
Peter Hadfield (graphics)
Keith Handyside (engineer)
Arthur Henry (videotape engineer)
Dick Holden (studio technician)
David Hutton (videotape engineer)
Henry Johnson (camera)
Pat Kane (videotape engineer)
Sharon Kenner (graphics)
Tiit Koppel (studio technician)
Frank Lane (studio technician)
Larry LeCain (studio technician)
Webster Lewis (music coordinator)
David Loerzel (assistant cameraman)
Greg MacDonald (studio technician)
Sallie Macguire Nicholas (production assistant)
John MacKnight (studio technician)
John MacKnight (videotape engineer)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (sound)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (assistant editor)
John Plausse (studio technician)
Marita Rivero (concept)
Candelaria Silva (community coordinator)
Fred Simons (videotape engineer)
Kathy Smith (studio technician)
Lee Smith (studio technician)
Jennifer Spangler (engineer)
Alonzo Speight (community coordinator)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
David St. Onge (videotape engineer)
John L. Sullivan (studio technician)
Margaret Tarter (community coordinator)
Skip Wareham (studio technician)
Bob Wilson (studio technician)
Rodner Wright (graphics)
Sylvia Wright (community coordinator)

Backup master (WGBH program) 1" videotape A1-14883
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape (item number not yet assigned)
PBS master 2" videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01272A
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01274A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 242
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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