Original Airdate: 3/20/1975
Afro-Americans - Education
Public Affairs: Current Events
Afro Audiovisual Company - Boston - Massachusetts
Jamaica Plain-Roxbury Food Co-op - Boston - Massachusetts
Program is divided into two halves: the first consisting of two filmstrips related to the slave trade and the middle passage, the second of newsmagazine-style segments. In honor of Black History Month, Say Brother presents two filmstrips by the Afro Audiovisual Company of Boston: The Atlantic Slave Trade, Parts I and II (Middle Passage). Filmstrips discuss the events and conditions that led to the slave trade between the Americas and Africa, including the ways in which slaves were captured, the response of African kingdoms faced with the increased demand for slaves, and the way in which slaves were imprisoned, traded, branded, and delivered to buyers. Filmstrips touch upon the colonization of Africa by European countries as trade elevated, the impact on the culture and development of Africa due to the slave trade, and literature published to justify the slave trade that resulted in prejudice after slavery ended. Additional segments include "Community Access" (about the Jamaica Plain-Roxbury Food Co-op), "Blast from the Past" (with an excerpt from a Sarah-Ann Shaw interview with Rhody McCoy), and the "Community Calendar."
Boston Art Ensemble (theme music)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
June Cross (community coordinator)
Stephen Farrier (community coordinator)
Vickie Jones (production assistant)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
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