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Ten Great Black Historical Figures
Program 240
Original Airdate: 10/5/1972

Subject Keywords
Afro-American politicians
Afro-Americans - Political activity
Local elections
Voting

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Atkins, Thomas
Cashin, John
Jones, Hubie
Pina, Francisco
Terrella, Charles
Todd, Beatrice

Corporate Names
Black Political Convention - Dorchester - Massachusetts (1971)
Community leadership - Boston - Massachusetts
Model Cities - Boston - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program weaves historical briefs about men selected as the "greatest Black men in history" with a contemporary discussion of Boston's current political situation. Host John Slade interviews Francisco Pina, Beatrice Todd, and Charles Terrella, representatives of Boston's Model Cities who recently complained about the inadequate services provided by city agencies in minority communities (public works, health, police, and fire), followed by excerpts from interviews with African American politicians John Cashin (Alabama's National Democratic Party) and Hubie Jones (who talks about the low 15% primary voter turnout September 19, 1972 in the African American wards, particularly in his 9th Congressional District, where three African American candidates were running and the vote was split), an excerpt from City Councilor Thomas Atkins' speech from the Black Political Convention in Dorchester, 1971, and "man on the street" interviews with Boston residents on the low voter turnout. Historical figures featured throughout the program include Marcus Garvey, W.E.B. DuBois, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nat Turner, Frederick Douglass, and Malcolm X.

Producer
John Slade

Associate Producer
Silas Davis

Director
Russ Tillman

Cinematographer
Henry Johnson

Host
John Slade

Guests
Hubie Jones
Francisco Pina
Charles Terrell
Beatrice Todd

Others
Barbara Barrow (production assistant)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-01478
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-00454A
Preservation master D3 cassette AD3-00540
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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