Afro-Studies: Why So Many Barriers ?
Original Airdate: 5/11/1979
Afro-American college administrators
Afro-American women college administrators
Afro-Americans - Study and teaching
Universities and colleges
Public Affairs: Current Events
Carter, Dr. Holly
Durley, Dr. Gerald
Foster, Dr. Badi
Guinier, Dr. Ewart
Gulliver, Dr. Adelaide C.
Isaac, Dr. Ephraim
Kilson, Dr. Martin
Wood, Dr. Virgil
10 O'Clock News (television program)
African American Institute - Boston - Massachusetts
Afro Day Rally - Cambridge - Massachusetts (1979)
Boston University - Boston - Massachusetts
Harvard University - Cambridge - Massachusetts
Harvard Yard Kuumba Singers
Northeastern University - Boston - Massachusetts
Program examines the history, growth, and current status of African American heritage programs at three major Boston-area academic institutions (Harvard University, Northeastern University, and Boston University) with the objective of illustrating the perpetual obstacles Afro-studies programs face. Interviewer George Rivera speaks with Dr. Gerald Durley (a historian), Verdaya Brown (librarian for the African American Institute at Northeastern University), Gregory Ricks (Dean and Special Assistant to the President at Northeastern University), Clifford Janey (of Northeastern's class of 1969), Dr. Virgil Wood (Director of the African American Institute at Northeastern), Dr. Holly Carter (Chairman of the African American Studies Department at Northeastern), Dr. Adelaide C. Gulliver (Department Chairman for Boston University's Afro Studies Program), Professor William Worthy (Director of the dual-degree program in Afro-studies and journalism of Boston University), Dr. Martin Kilson (School of Government at Harvard University), and Dr. Badi Foster (former Afro-studies faculty at Harvard and current lecturer with Harvard's School of Education) about their programs and where they are going. Additional segments include footage of the 1979 Afro Day Rally at Harvard, an excerpt from Dr. Ewart Guinier's (former Chairman of the Afro-Studies Department at Harvard) speech at the rally, and excerpt from a performance by the Harvard Yard Kuumba Singers. (Some footage courtesy WGBH-TV's 10 O'Clock News).
Marc Beres (intern)
Brian Clarke (assistant director)
Vern Coleman (audio)
David Crane (videotape recordist)
Leo Demers (videotape recordist)
Darryl Desmond (video)
Evelyn Eong (production assistant)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Diana Fong (intern)
Steve Izzi (audio)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Joe Pugliesi (video)
George Rivera (post-production supervisor)
Lee Smith (camera)
David St. Onge (videotape recordist)
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