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National Black Political Convention
Program 617
Original Airdate: 6/11/1976

Subject Keywords
Afro-American journalists
Afro-American politicians
Afro-Americans - Politics and government
Political parties

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Overbea, Luix
Sanyika, Mtangulizi

Corporate Names
National Black Political Assembly
National Black Political Convention - 1976 - Cincinnati - Ohio

Program Description
Program examines the National Black Political Convention and the evolution of a third party based on the political interests of African Americans. Host Marita Rivero speaks separately with Luix Overbea, writer for the Christian Science Monitor, and Mtangulizi Sanyika, the Political Director of the National Black Political Assembly, to discuss the recent NBPC convention in Cincinnati, whether there was a strong local representation from communities across the country, whether the conventions are moving towards a stronger African American party, whether the party's platform still has a strong nationalist feel; whether the two-party system works, whether the National Black Political Assembly has the potential of serving as a national forum, whether the agenda of the Assembly is a good one, and whether the events of Charlotte, N.C., in which African American elected officials stated interest in continuing to work within the two-party system. Program includes still photography of convention events and politicians and the "Community Calendar."

Marita Muhammad Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Conrad White

Dighton Spooner

Marita Muhammad Rivero

Luix Overbea
Mtangulizi Sanyika

Lydia Allen (intern)
Wendell Bourne (intern)
Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Kissette Bundy (intern)
Brian Clarke (intern)
June Cross (production assistant)
Pat Kane (videotape engineer)
Sharon Kramer (graphic designer)
Frank Lane (camera)
John MacKnight (videotape engineer)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
John Plausse (lighting)
Jennifer Spangler (audio)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
Skip Wareham (stage manager)
Don White (audio)
Bob Wilson (camera)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03313
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-00452A
Preservation master D3 cassette AD3-00537A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette -1 (item number not yet assigned)
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