Original Airdate: 1/2/1975
Afro-Americans - Folklore
Afro-Americans in the performing arts
Housing rehabilitation - Roxbury - Massachusetts
Public Affairs: Current Events
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Roxbury Action Program
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).
Fred Johnson (Halim Adbur Rashid) (mime)
Boston Art Ensemble (theme music)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
June Cross (community coordinator)
Stephen Farrier (community coordinator)
Sallie McGuire (production assistant)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
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