Original Airdate: 5/22/1975
Afro-American motion picture producers and directors
Afro-Americans - Attitudes
Afro-Americans in motion pictures
Public Affairs: Current Events
Baraka, Amiri (LeRoi Jones)
African Liberation Day Steering Committee - Boston - Massachusetts
African Liberation Day - Washington, DC (1972)
Program examines the continued role of African Liberation Day in the lives of African Americans. Host Marita Rivero interviews African Liberation Day Steering Committee members Ethel and Frank Shefton to discuss both the 1972 African Liberation Day March and the upcoming one scheduled for 1975. Additionally, the program includes a section of Say Brother filmmaker Henry Johnson's film documenting the 1972 March, followed by an in-studio interview with Johnson. (Johnson made the film with the assistance of other Say Brother staffers for Say Brother. It features footage of Cecil Braithwaite, Doug Moore, Charles Diggs, Elaine Brown, Amiri Baraka, and Owusu Sadaukai). Additional segments include "The Word" (with professor and historian A.B. Spellman on the changing roles of African American men and women), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero on resistance to social change. Original air date estimated.
Boston Art Ensemble (theme music)
June Cross (community coordinator)
Steve Farrier (community coordinator)
Vickie Jones (production assistant)
Rick Lawson (community coordinator)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
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