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Island in America, An
Program 725
Original Airdate: 5/6/1977

Subject Keywords
Hispanic American politicians
Hispanic Americans in motion pictures
Immigrants - Puerto Rico - United States

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Badillo, Herman
Monserrat, Joseph

Program Description
Say Brother presents the film An Island in America, produced by DHS Films, The Anti-Defamation League, and B'Nai Brith in cooperation with the School District of Philadelphia. Film relates the problems of Puerto Ricans who have immigrated to the United States, the reasons why over one-third of the population has left Puerto Rico, the challenges facing Puerto Ricans in achieving the "American dream," their struggles against racial discrimination and poverty, and the historical treatment of minorities in the United States. Film includes the commentary of Joseph Monserrat (then President of the New York City Board of Education) and Congressman Herman Badillo (who, in 1971, was the first Puerto Rican elected to Congress in the United States).

Associate Producer

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01242A
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01242
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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