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Nation of Islam (National Edition)
Program 105
Original Airdate: 11/5/1975

Subject Keywords
Afro-American Muslims
Afro-American painters
Afro-American politicians
Afro-American women
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Afro-Americans - Religion
Islam - United States
Poetry - Women authors

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Ceesay, Momodou
Douglas, Pi
Mandrill, Louis
Muhammad, Wallace D.
Rasoul, Abass
Sanchez, Sonia
Torrian, Reggie

Corporate Names
Nation of Islam
Savior's Day Celebration - 1975

Program Description
Program explores the beliefs and ideals of African American Muslims who are members of the Nation of Islam, through three principal segments: footage from the 1975 Savior's Day Celebration in Chicago (including excerpts from a speeches and interviews given by Supreme Minister Wallace D. Muhammad and National Secretary Abass Rasoul), a "Conversation" between Vickie Jones and a female member of the Nation of Islam about restrictions placed upon women by the Nation, and an excerpt from an interview with poet and Nation member Sonia 5X Sanchez. Additional segments include "Information" on Arab/African relations, a "Spotlight" on the African art of Momodou Ceesay, the "Historical Minute" with Georgia State Representative Julian Bond, "Commentary" by professor and historian A.B. Spellman, and segment interludes with Reggie Torrian (of the musical groupThe Impressions), Louis Wilson (of the musical group Mandrill), and Pi Douglas (cast member of The Wiz).
Executive Producer
Topper Carew

Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow
Vickie Jones

Conrad White

Henry Johnson

Dighton Spooner

David Crippens

Pi Douglas (quickie)
Reggie Torrian (quickie)
Louis Wilson (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)
Bill Charette (studio technician)
Basil Chigas (studio technician)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
Dennis Correia (engineer)
Douglas DeVitt (videotape engineer)
Michael Dick (graphics)
Boyd Estus (camera)
Bill Fairweather (engineer)
Leah Fletcher (community coordinator)
Michael Floyd (studio technician)
Peter Hadfield (graphics)
Keith Handyside (engineer)
Roger Haydock (assistant cameraman)
Arthur Henry (videotape engineer)
Dick Holden (studio technician)
David Hutton (videotape engineer)
Steve Izzi (sound mixer)
Bill Jackson (sound)
Henry Johnson (camera)
Pat Kane (videotape engineer)
Sharon Kenner (graphics)
Tiit Koppel (studio technician)
Frank Lane (studio technician)
Larry LeCain (studio technician)
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)
Beverly Nixon (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)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-00982
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01337
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01341A
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette -1 (item number not yet assigned)

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