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Say Brother; Spikes to Sprindles; Ben Lee comments on employment in Chinatown garment industry

Part of Say Brother.

10/21/1977

This clip is an excerpt from the film "From Spikes to Spindles" with Ben Lee, ILGWU representative (International Ladies Garment Workers' Union), on the reasons why Chinese American women are working in garment factories in New York City. There are 300 garment factories in the Chinatown area providing the largest single source of employment in the area. Overall this program is a Say Brother presentation of From Spikes to Spindles, a 1975 film about the struggle of Chinese immigrants in major urban areas in the United States to adapt socially and economically, as well as to gain responsiveness to their needs as citizens. Program includes an excerpt from a previously aired interview with May Ling Tong (Director of the Chinese American Civic Association) from Program 708 ("Dismissing Some Myths About Chinese Americans") and the "Community Calendar." Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Spikes to Sprindles
Program Number

806

Title

Ben Lee comments on employment in Chinatown garment industry

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
Chinese Americans
Civil rights
Clothing trade
Immigrants--Chinese--United States
Segregation
Tong, May Ling
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Contributors
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Devitt, Doug (Videotape Recordist)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Cronin, Mary (Audio)
Sullivan, John L. (Lighting Director)
Cross, June (Assistant Director)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Hudson, Harvey (Audio)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Spikes to Sprindles; Ben Lee comments on employment in Chinatown garment industry,” 10/21/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1DCCA1F4DD8B49D19313EB832947F2BE.
MLA: “Say Brother; Spikes to Sprindles; Ben Lee comments on employment in Chinatown garment industry.” 10/21/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1DCCA1F4DD8B49D19313EB832947F2BE>.
APA: Say Brother; Spikes to Sprindles; Ben Lee comments on employment in Chinatown garment industry. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1DCCA1F4DD8B49D19313EB832947F2BE
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