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Old, Black and Alive
Program 404
Original Airdate: 10/31/1974

Subject Keywords
Afro-American aged
Afro-American composers
Afro-American women
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

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Cantor, Frank
Jackson, Jacquelyne J.
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Johnson, Hall, Dr.
Shaw, Sarah-Ann

Corporate Names
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 Description
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.

Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Conrad White

Henry Johnson

Dighton Spooner

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)

Backup master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-04303
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-00980
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03294
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-00043
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-00457A
Preservation master D3 cassette AD3-00541A
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 2795

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