Black Solidarity Day
Original Airdate: 6/15/1972
Africa in motion pictures
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Music - Performance
Police - Complaints against - Boston - Massachusetts
Public Affairs: Current Events
Bayete, Karim Atiba
Robinson, Jack E.
Wood, Dr. Virgil
Black Expo - Boston - Massachusetts (1972)
Black Solidarity Day - Boston - Massachusetts (19 May 1972)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
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.
Jack E. Robinson
Compost (musical group)
Barbara Barrow (production assistant)
Roy Campanella, Jr. (filmmaker)
Henry Johnson (filmmaker)
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