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African Liberation (National Edition)
Program 113
Original Airdate: 1/7/1976

Subject Keywords
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Pan-Africanism

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Cash, Fred
Madhubuti, Haki (Don L. Lee)
Muhammad, Askia
Thomas, Tasha
Washington, Grover
Wright, Syreeta

Corporate Names
African Liberation Day March - Washington, DC (1972)

Program Description
Program focuses on the meaning, nature, and support of the liberation of African countries by African Americans. Program segments include an excerpt from Henry Johnson's film on the African Liberation Day March in Washington, DC, May 27, 1972 (including footage of Boston residents preparing for the trip to Washington, DC, and event speeches by Charles Diggs, Michigan Congressman and United Nations Delegate and organizer for African self-determination, and Elaine Brown, two years before she became President of the Black Panthers), "Dealin'" with poet and Pan African supporter Haki Madhubuti (formerly Don L. Lee) discussing the nature of Pan Africanism, "Commentary" by Askia Muhammad (poet, activist, and journalist) on the disparity between United States support of self-determination for nations and its actual practice in Africa, "Information" on the meaning of "African liberation," interview and performance footage of vocalist Syreeta Wright, and segment interludes featuring Grover Washington (jazz musician), Tasha Thomas (of musical production The Wiz), and Fred Cash (of the musical group The Impressions).

Executive Producer
Topper Carew

Producer
Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow
Vickie Jones

Director
Conrad White

Editor
Henry Johnson

Cinematographer
Henry Johnson

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Host
David Crippens

Performers
Fred Cash (quickie)
Vickie Jones (quickie)
Tasha Thomas (quickie)
Grover Washington (quickie)

Others
Webster Lewis Septet (theme music)
Orlando Bagwell (assistant cameraman)
Orlando Bagwell (assistant editor)
Tom Balhatchet (engineer)
Bill Benson (unit manager)
Bruce Bordett (studio technician)
Ron Buccheri (studio technician)
Roy Campanella Jr. (chief camera-editor - segment)
Bill Charette (studio technician)
Basil Chigas (studio technician)
Dennis Correia (studio technician)
David Crane (videotape engineer)
Douglas DeVitt (studio technician)
Michael Dick (studio technician)
Boyd Estus (camera)
Bill Fairweather (studio technician)
Leah Fletcher (community coordinator)
Michael Floyd (studio technician)
Peter Hadfield (studio technician)
Keith Handyside (studio technician)
Roger Haydock (assistant cameraman)
Arthur Henry (studio technician)
Dick Holden (studio technician)
David Hutton (studio technician)
Steve Izzi (sound)
Pat Kane (studio technician)
Shavi Kareem (sound)
Sharon Kenner (studio technician)
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 (studio technician)
Sallie McGuire Nicholas (production assistant)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (sound)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (assistant editor)
John Plausse (studio technician)
Marita Rivero (concept)
Candelaria Silva (community coordinator)
Fred Simons (studio technician)
Kathy Smith (studio technician)
Lee Smith (studio technician)
Jennifer Spangler (studio technician)
Alonzo Speight (community coordinator)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
David St. Onge (studio technician)
Margaret Tarter (community coordinator)
Skip Wareham (studio technician)
Bob Wilson (studio technician)
Carla Bravo Wing (community coordinator)
Rodner Wright (graphics)
Sylvia Wright (community coordinator)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-01833
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01340
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01334A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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