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Mass. Black History
Program 315
Original Airdate: 1/31/1974

Subject Keywords
Afro-Americans - History - Boston - Massachusetts
Museums - Boston - Massachusetts

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Cass, Melnea
Rushing, Byron

Corporate Names
African Meeting House - Boston - Massachusetts
Charles Street Church - Boston - Massachusetts
Copps Hill Cemetery - Boston - Massachusetts
George Middleton House - Boston - Massachusetts
Lewis Hayden House - Boston - Massachusetts
Museum of Afro-American History - Boston - Massachusetts
Royall House - Boston - Massachusetts
Smith School - Boston - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program consists of a tour of prominent landmarks related to African American history in Boston, Massachusetts. Guest Byron Rushing, Director of the Museum of Afro-American History, Boston, takes host Topper Carew to specific historical sites to retrace the steps of African Americans in Boston during the early 1800s. Sites include the Royall House, Copps Hill Burial Ground in the North End, the Smith School, the African Meeting House, the George Middleton House, the Charles Street Church, and St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. Program includes an interview with Melnea Cass, one of Boston's oldest black activists, and Byron Rushing, in which the history of Roxbury is discussed.

Producer
Topper Carew

Associate Producer
Vickie Jones

Director
Conrad White

Host
Topper Carew

Guests
Melnea Cass
Byron Rushing

Others
Tony Davis (assistant to the producer)
Henry Johnson (filmmaker)
Larry LeCain (camera)
Karl Lorencic (technical director)
John MacKnight (recordist)
John MacKnight (lighting)
Jennifer Spangler (audio)

Formats
Air Print 16mm film print 01361A
Air Print 16mm film print 01363A
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-00834
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-00131A



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