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Kwanzaa
Program 409
Original Airdate: 12/19/1974

Subject Keywords
Afro-Americans in the performing arts
Alcoholism - Treatment
Community schools
Kwanzaa
Mime

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Cooper, Jackie W.
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)

Corporate Names
Helen Hollins Singers, The (musical group)
Highland Park Free School
Roxbury Alcoholic Intervention Center

Program Description
Program focuses on the meaning and celebration of Kwanzaa. Through interviews conducted by children discovering the meaning of Kwanzaa and an in-studio ceremony, Say Brother examines, with the help of Brother Imara, Kwanzaa's ceremonial elements (straw mat, candle holder, candles), the seven principles celebrated during Kwanzaa (unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith), the "first fruits," the difference between Kwanzaa and Christmas, and the meaning of the unity cup and the ears of corn placed on the ceremonial table. The second half of the program contains a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), "Access" (with Jackie W. Cooper, Director of the Roxbury Alcoholic Intervention Center on what the Center does), an in-studio performance by the Helen Hollins Singers (gospel), "Information" (on the Highland Park Free School), and the "Community Calendar."

Producer
Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Director
Conrad White

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Guests
Brother Imara

Performers
Helen Hollins Singers, The (musical group)
Dance Theatre of Boston (dancers)
Fred Johnson (Halim Adbur Rasid) (mime)

Others
Boston Art Ensemble (theme music)
Tom Balhatchet (engineer)
Bruce Bordett (studio technician)
Ron Buccheri (studio technician)
Bill Charette (studio technician)
Basil Chigas (studio technician)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
Dennis Correia (engineer)
David Crane (videotape engineer)
June Cross (community coordinator)
Bill Fairweather (engineer)
Stephen Farrier (community coordinator)
Michael Floyd (studio technician)
Keith Handyside (engineer)
Dick Holden (studio technician)
David Hutton (videotape engineer)
Henry Johnson (filmmaker)
Pat Kane (videotape engineer)
Tiit Koppel (studio technician)
Frank Lane (studio technician)
Larry Lecain (studio technician)
Greg MacDonald (studio technician)
John MacKnight (studio technician)
John MacKnight (videotape engineer)
Sallie McGuire (production assistant)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (film sound)
John Plausse (studio technician)
Fred Simons (videotape engineer)
Kathy Smith (studio technician)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
David St. Onge (videotape engineer)
John L. Sullivan (studio technician)
Andrew Thomas (engineer)
Skip Wareham (studio technician)
Bob Wilson (studio technician)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03382
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01522A
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01522
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape 3180
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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