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Folktales
Program 410
Original Airdate: 1/2/1975

Subject Keywords
Afro-American women
Afro-Americans - Folklore
Afro-Americans in the performing arts
Housing rehabilitation - Roxbury - Massachusetts
Mime

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Cooper, Jim
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Lincoln, Abbey
Roach, Max

Corporate Names
Roxbury Action Program

Program Description
Program is divided into two halves: the first consisting of an in-studio reading of a folktale to a group of young children, the second of newsmagazine-style segments. Jim Cooper reads "Why Apes Look Like People" from the book Black Folk Tales and encourages the children assembled for the reading to discuss what they think of the animals in the story (with implications on human behavior). Additional segments include "Information" (on breast cancer awareness), "Community Access" (about the Roxbury Action Program's housing rehabilitation work and pharmacy), "Blast from the Past" (with an excerpt from an interview with Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln as conducted by Northeastern University students during the 1969-1970 school year), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero (who reads the folktale "The Fox and the Goose" as a means of illustrating the double standard of the Boston School Committee).

Producer
Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Director
Conrad White

Editor
Henry Johnson

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Host
Jim Cooper

Performers
Fred Johnson (Halim Adbur Rashid) (mime)

Others
Boston Art Ensemble (theme music)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
June Cross (community coordinator)
Stephen Farrier (community coordinator)
Sallie McGuire (production assistant)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-01476
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01506
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01506A
Viewing copy 1/2" helical (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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