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Nation of Islam: A Portrait
Program Spe-2
Original Airdate: 10/1/1975

Subject Keywords
Afro-American Muslims
Afro-American women
Afro-Americans - Religion
Islam - United States
Poetry - Women authors

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Ali, Muhammad (Cassius Clay)
Brim, Jon
Farrakhan, Abdul Haleem
Jackson, Rev. Jesse
Majied, Kamal
Muhammad, Askia
Muhammad, Elijah
Muhammad, Wallace D.
Rasoul, Abass
Sanchez, Sonia
X, Marvis

Corporate Names
Muhammad Speaks (newspaper)
Nation of Islam
Savior's Day Celebration Chicago - Illinois (1975)
University of Islam - United States

Program Description
A Special Edition program, Nation of Islam: A Portrait explores the goals and beliefs of African American Muslims practicing with the Nation of Islam shortly after the death of Supreme Minister Elijah Muhammad in February 1975. Through interviews with members of the Nation - including Jon X. Brim, poet Sonia Sanchez, newly appointed Supreme Minister (and son of Elijah Muhammad) Wallace D. Muhammad, and Marvis X (Director of the University of Islam in Roxbury, Mass. ) - Say Brother calls attention to how the Nation of Islam addressed the spiritual needs of its followers, fostered self respect, and made imperative its mission among followers in the 1970s. Interviews are structured around Say Brother footage of the 1975 Savior's Day Celebration in Chicago and the event speeches of Abass Rasoul (National Secretary of the Nation of Islam), Jesse Jackson, and Muhammad Ali. Program concludes with commentary by Producer Marita Rivero.

Producer
Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Director
Conrad White

Editor
Henry Johnson

Cinematographer
Henry Johnson

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Others
Orlando Bagwell (assistant cameraman)
Stephen Farrier (assistant researcher)
Steve Izzi (sound mixer)
Bill Jackson (sound)
Vickie Jones (production assistant)
Sallie McGuire Nicholas (production assistant)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (sound)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (assistant editor)
Beverly Nixon (assistant editor)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)

Formats
Air Print 16mm film negative 01048A
Air Print 16mm film negative 02435A
Answer Print 16mm film negative 01033B
Backup master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03296
Backup master (WGBH program) 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape A2-05241
Dub 1" videotape A1-10913
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-00984
Original footage 16mm film negative 01025A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01020A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01022A
Original footage 16mm film negative (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 16mm film negative 05263A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01034A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01057A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01051A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01050A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01038A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01037A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01036A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01035A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01040A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01039A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01030A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01029A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01028A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01027A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01026A
Original footage 16mm film negative 01031A
Original footage 16mm film negative 05262A
Original recording 1/4" audio reel -8 (item number not yet assigned)
Original recording 1/4" audio reel -7 (item number not yet assigned)
Original recording 1/4" audio reel -6 (item number not yet assigned)
Original recording 1/4" audio reel -5 (item number not yet assigned)
Original recording 1/4" audio reel -4 (item number not yet assigned)
Original recording 1/4" audio reel -3 (item number not yet assigned)
Original recording 1/4" audio reel -3 (item number not yet assigned)
Original recording 1/4" audio reel -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-00016A
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-00451
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01666A
Preservation master beta SP cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master D3 cassette AD3-00538A
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01666
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape -2 (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape -3 (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette -2 (item number not yet assigned)



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