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Say Brother Presents Message to the People featuring Brown Sugar
Program 424
Original Airdate: 5/8/1975

Subject Keywords
Abortion services - Law and legislation - Views
Adoption
Afro-American musicians
Afro-American politicians
Afro-American singers
Afro-American women
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Music - Performance
Rental housing - Law and legislation

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Hatcher, Richard
Spellman, A.B.

Corporate Names
Black Recruitment Committee for Adoption and Foster Care
Boston Art Ensemble
Brown Sugar (musical group)
Message to the People (musical group)
National Center of Afro-American Artists - Roxbury - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program consists of two halves, the first a performance by the vocalist group Brown Sugar backed by the instrumental group Message to the People. The second offers a variety of segments focusing on political and social issues, including: the political career of Gary, Indiana, Mayor Richard Hatcher, the adoption of Black and interracial children by African American families (as facilitated by the Boston based organization Black Recruitment Committee for Adoption and Foster Care), a Say Brother editorial on abortion rights by professor and historian A.B. Spellman, "Access" (on tenant rights as per Boston law), and the "Community Calendar."

Producer
Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Director
Conrad White

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Guests
A.B. Spellman

Performers
Willie Brown (musician)
Tray Coy (musician)
Burn Gibson (musician)
Timmy Horton (musician)
Michael Jordan (musician)
Bobby Mathis (musician)
William Parks (musician)
Patricia Thomas (musician)

Others
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)
Steve Farrier (community coordinator)
Michael Floyd (studio technician)
Michael Floyd (crane)
Keith Handyside (engineer)
Arthur Henry (videotape engineer)
Dick Holden (community coordinator)
David Hutton (videotape engineer)
Henry Johnson (filmmaker)
Pat Kane (videotape engineer)
Tiit Koppel (studio technician)
Frank Lane (studio technician)
Rick Lawson (community coordinator)
Larry Lecain (studio technician)
Greg MacDonald (studio technician)
John MacKnight (studio technician)
John MacKnight (videotape engineer)
John MacKnight (crane)
John MacKnight (gaffer)
Tom Malhatchet (engineer)
David St. Onge (videotape engineer)
John Plausse (studio technician)
Fred Simons (videotape engineer)
Kathy Smith (studio technician)
Lee Smith (studio technician)
Jennifer Spangler (engineer)
John L. Sullivan (studio technician)
John L. Sullivan (gaffer)
Skip Wareham (studio technician)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-00479
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-00898
Preservation master D3 cassette AD3-01103A
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01423
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01423A
Viewing copy VHS cassette -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette -2 (item number not yet assigned)



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