Old, Black and Alive
Original Airdate: 10/31/1974
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Afro-Americans in motion pictures
Afro-Americans in the performing arts
Aged - Alabama
Community health services - Roxbury - Massachusetts
Oral interpretation of poetry
Poetry - Women authors
Television broadcasting of films
Public Affairs: Current Events
Jackson, Jacquelyne J.
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Johnson, Hall, Dr.
National Caucus on the Black Aged, Inc.
New Film Company, Inc.
Old, Black and Alive (motion picture)
Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center - Roxbury - Massachusetts
Program features a short documentary film produced by the National Caucus on the Black Aged, Inc. titled Old, Black and Alive. About the living conditions and attitudes of older African Americans, Old, Black and Alive has the stated objective of depicting "both the similarities and the differences" among the aged in Macon County, Alabama. Additional program segments include poetry readings by Sylvia Wright, an interview with composer Dr. Hall Johnson (who, at 81, reflects upon the sources of his work) conducted by Sarah-Ann Shaw, a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), an "Access" segment on the Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, "Information" on incorporating a business, and "Commentary" on values by Say Brother Producer Marita Rivero.
Fred Johnson (Halim Adbur Rashid) (mime)
Sylvia Wright (poetry reading)
Boston Art Ensemble (theme music)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
James Cooper (commentary editor)
June Cross (community coordinator)
Stephen Farrier (community coordinator)
Sallie McGuire (production assistant)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
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