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Middle Passage (National Edition)
Program 109
Original Airdate: 12/3/1975

Subject Keywords
Afro-American politicians
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Afro-Americans in the performing arts
Mime
Museums - Massachusetts
Slave-trade

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Bond, Julian
Cave, Coffee
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Jones, Tasha
Mandrill, Wolf
Rushing, Byron
Shaw, Sarah-Ann

Corporate Names
Afro Audiovisual Company - Boston - Massachusetts
Museum of Afro-American History - Boston - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program 109 focuses on the seizure and transport of African men, women, and children to the United States and Atlantic coast colonies. The physical transport, called "Middle Passage," is illustrated via the use of a filmstrip on the topic prepared by the Afro Audiovisual Company of Boston. Additional segments include the "Historical Minute" with Georgia State Representative Julian Bond, "Information" on why the slave trade took place, a performance by mime Fred Johnson (Halim Adbur Rashid), a filmed segment with Byron Rushing, Director of the Museum of Afro-American History in Boston, on the aims of the museum and the difficulties in documenting African American history, segment interludes with Wolf (of the musical group Mandrill), Coffee Cave and Tasha Jones (then cast member of The Wiz); "Book Beat," and commentary by Sarah-Ann Shaw on Third World struggles for independence.
Executive Producer
Topper Carew

Producer
Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Director
Conrad White

Editor
Henry Johnson

Cinematographer
Henry Johnson

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Host
David Crippens

Performers
Coffee Cave (quickie)
Fred Johnson (quickie)
Wolf Mandrill (quickie)
Tasha Thomas (quickie)

Others
The Webster Lewis Septet (theme music)
Orlando Bagwell (assistant editor)
Orlando Bagwell (assistant cameraman)
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)
David Crane (videotape 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)
Rodger Haydock (assistant cameraman)
Arthur Henry (videotape engineer)
Dick Holden (studio technician)
David Hutton (videotape engineer)
Steve Izzi (sound)
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)
John MacKnight (studio technician)
John MacKnight (videotape engineer)
Sallie McGuire Nicholas (production assistant)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (assistant editor)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (sound)
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)

Formats
PBS master 2" videotape A2-02755
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01273
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01274
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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