WGBH Openvault

Say Brother; Say Brother Presents Message to the People featuring Brown Sugar; Brown Sugar in concert

Part of Say Brother.

05/08/1975

In this clip, the vocalist group Brown Sugar, backed by the instrumental group Message to the People, perform live for the studio audience. The program overall consists of two halves, the first a performance by the vocalist group Brown Sugar backed by the instrumental group Message to the People. The second offers a variety of segments focusing on political and social issues, including: the political career of Gary, Indiana, Mayor Richard Hatcher, the adoption of Black and interracial children by African American families (as facilitated by the Boston based organization Black Recruitment Committee for Adoption and Foster Care), a Say Brother editorial on abortion rights by professor and historian A.B. Spellman, "Access" (on tenant rights as per Boston law), and the "Community Calendar." Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.


License Clip

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Series
Say Brother
Program
Say Brother Presents Message to the People featuring Brown Sugar
Program Number

424

Title

Brown Sugar in concert

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program consists of two halves, the first a performance by the vocalist group Brown Sugar backed by the instrumental group Message to the People. The second offers a variety of segments focusing on political and social issues, including: the political career of Gary, Indiana, Mayor Richard Hatcher, the adoption of Black and interracial children by African American families (as facilitated by the Boston based organization Black Recruitment Committee for Adoption and Foster Care), a Say Brother editorial on abortion rights by professor and historian A.B. Spellman, "Access" (on tenant rights as per Boston law), and the "Community Calendar."

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Boston Art Ensemble
African American singers
Black Recruitment Committee for Adoption and Foster Care
Spellman, A.B.
Brown Sugar (Musical group)
Message to the People (Musical group)
National Center of Afro-American Artists (Roxbury, Mass.)
Music--Performance
African American musicians
Hatcher, Richard
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
White, Conrad (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
Contributors
Sullivan, John L. (Studio Technician)
MacDonald, Greg (Studio Technician)
Chigas, Basil (Studio Technician)
Holden, Dick (Community Coordinator)
Balhatchet, Tom (Engineer)
Correia, Dennis (Engineer)
Smith, Kathy (Studio Technician)
Cross, June (Community Coordinator)
Handyside, Keith (Engineer)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Engineer)
Buccheri, Ron (Studio Technician)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Engineer)
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Hutton, David (Videotape Engineer)
LeCain, Larry (Studio Technician)
Floyd, Michael (Crane)
Farrier, Steve (Community Coordinator)
Lane, Frank (Studio Technician)
Henry, Arthur (Videotape Engineer)
Bordett, Bruce (Studio Technician)
Smith, Lee (Studio Technician)
Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
Wareham, Skip (Studio Technician)
Simons, Fred (Videotape Engineer)
Spangler, Jennifer (Engineer)
MacKnight, John (Studio Technician)
Charette, Bill (Studio Technician)
Fairweather, Bill (Engineer)
Koppel, Tiit (Studio Technician)
Lawson, Rick (Community Coordinator)
Crane, David (Videotape Engineer)
Plausse, John (Studio Technician)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Say Brother Presents Message to the People featuring Brown Sugar; Brown Sugar in concert,” 05/08/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_04E25E1C38A647499375AD1BC0413668.
MLA: “Say Brother; Say Brother Presents Message to the People featuring Brown Sugar; Brown Sugar in concert.” 05/08/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_04E25E1C38A647499375AD1BC0413668>.
APA: Say Brother; Say Brother Presents Message to the People featuring Brown Sugar; Brown Sugar in concert. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_04E25E1C38A647499375AD1BC0413668
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.