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Afro-Studies: Why So Many Barriers ?
Program 917
Original Airdate: 5/11/1979

Subject Keywords
Afro-American college administrators
Afro-American women college administrators
Afro-Americans - Study and teaching
Curriculum planning
Universities and colleges

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Brown, Verdaya
Carter, Dr. Holly
Durley, Dr. Gerald
Foster, Dr. Badi
Guinier, Dr. Ewart
Gulliver, Dr. Adelaide C.
Isaac, Dr. Ephraim
Janey, Clifford
Kilson, Dr. Martin
Ricks, Gregory
Wood, Dr. Virgil
Worthy, William

Corporate Names
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 Description
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).
Executive Producer
Barbara Barrow-Murray

Geroge Rivera

Associate Producer
Beth Deare

George Rivera

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)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06114
Original footage 3/4" cassette -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -2 (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01426
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01426A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 7039-60
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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