WGBH Openvault

Say Brother; A.L.D.; Henry Johnson comments on significance of the 1972 African Liberation Day March

Part of Say Brother.

05/22/1975

In this clip Film-maker Henry Johnson comments on the way the media played down the impact of the African Liberation Day March in Washington, 1972, and on-going significance of the march. Overall the program examines the continued role of African Liberation Day in the lives of African Americans. Host Marita Rivero interviews African Liberation Day Steering Committee members Ethel and Frank Shefton to discuss both the 1972 African Liberation Day March and the upcoming one scheduled for 1975. Additionally, the program includes a section of Say Brother filmmaker Henry Johnson's film documenting the 1972 March, followed by an in-studio interview with Johnson. (Johnson made the film with the assistance of other Say Brother staffers for Say Brother. It features footage of Cecil Braithwaite, Doug Moore, Charles Diggs, Elaine Brown, Amiri Baraka, and Owusu Sadaukai). Additional segments include "The Word" (with professor and historian A.B. Spellman on the changing roles of African American men and women), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero on resistance to social change. Original air date estimated. Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.


License Clip

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Series
Say Brother
Program
A.L.D.
Program Number

427

Title

Henry Johnson comments on significance of the 1972 African Liberation Day March

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

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
African Liberation Day Steering Committee (Boston, Mass.)
African Liberation Day - Washington, DC (1972)
Diggs, Charles
Braithwaite, Cecil
Johnson, Henry
Civil rights
Shefton, Frank
Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-
Sadaukai, Owusu
Shefton, Ethel
Spellman, A.B.
Moore, Doug
Segregation
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
White, Conrad (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
Contributors
Rivero, Marita (Host)
Jones, Vickie (Production Assistant)
Boston Art Ensemble (Theme Music)
Lawson, Rick (Community Coordinator)
Cross, June (Community Coordinator)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Farrier, Steve (Community Coordinator)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; A.L.D.; Henry Johnson comments on significance of the 1972 African Liberation Day March,” 05/22/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E74CE2F61F3487FAB751427A55558A7.
MLA: “Say Brother; A.L.D.; Henry Johnson comments on significance of the 1972 African Liberation Day March.” 05/22/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E74CE2F61F3487FAB751427A55558A7>.
APA: Say Brother; A.L.D.; Henry Johnson comments on significance of the 1972 African Liberation Day March. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E74CE2F61F3487FAB751427A55558A7
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.