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Black Solidarity Day
Program 229
Original Airdate: 6/15/1972

Subject Keywords
Africa in motion pictures
Afro-American musicians
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Music - Performance
Police - Complaints against - Boston - Massachusetts

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Bayete, Karim Atiba
Firman, Marie
Nkunta, Joesph
Robinson, Jack E.
Scott, Arnold
Williams, Elinor
Wood, Dr. Virgil

Corporate Names
Black Expo - Boston - Massachusetts (1972)
Black Solidarity Day - Boston - Massachusetts (19 May 1972)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Program Description
Program addresses a variety of topics via a magazine-format presentation. Host John Slade introduces the following segments: "Performance" with rock/jazz musicians Compost, "Community Events" with Black Solidarity Day organizers Joseph Nkunta, Marie Firman, Karim Atiba Bayete, and Arnold Scott, "Speak Out!" with Jack E. Robinson, President of the Boston Chapter of the NAACP (who talks about the need for adequate police protection in African American neighborhoods and a responsive police force), "man on the street" interviews, in which Slade asks people whether or not they would like an African American officer to command their neighborhood's police district, a "Save Our Cities Expo" review with Melvin Penn (a university student who interviews organizer Reverend Dr. Virgil Wood, Area Chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference), and "African Notes," in which the building of the Volta Dam in Ghana is discussed. Program ushers in a new format that incorporates the interviews and expertise of community members.

John Slade

Associate Producer
Silas Davis

Russell Tillman

Melvin Penn
John Slade

Jack E. Robinson

Compost (musical group)

Barbara Barrow (production assistant)
Roy Campanella, Jr. (filmmaker)
Henry Johnson (filmmaker)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-01456
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-00130

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