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Say Brother; Public Housing; The Earth is a Perfect Mother by Ron Skenandore

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02/17/1978

In this clip Native American author Ron Skenandore, former member of the Americam Indian Movement, and eyewitness at Wounded Knee, discusses his book The Earth is a Perfect Mother. Overall the program examines the problems related to public housing in Boston, Massachusetts. Host Melvin Moore speaks with guests Myra McAdoo (Executive Director of the Tenants' Policy Council), Alan Root (Chairman of the Tenants' Policy Council), and David McDonough (Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Boston Housing Authority) to discuss the relationship between the Boston Housing Authority and the Tenants Policy Council, the needs of tenants from the viewpoint of different Boston organizations, the nature of the "consent decree," and what is necessary to improve conditions for tenants. Additional segments include the "Third World Connection" (on intermarriages between Native Americans and Africans in Massachusetts in the 1800s), an interview with Native American author Ron Skenandore (whose discusses his book The Earth is a Perfect Mother), an interview with pianist Reginald Hubbard (who discusses his Hubbard Concert Series), and an in-studio performance by Hubbard. Directed by Barbara Barrow-Murray, David DeBarger and Eric Himes.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Public Housing
Program Number

819

Title

The Earth is a Perfect Mother by Ron Skenandore

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 examines the problems related to public housing in Boston, Massachusetts. Host Melvin Moore speaks with guests Myra McAdoo (Executive Director of the Tenants' Policy Council), Alan Root (Chairman of the Tenants' Policy Council), and David McDonough (Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Boston Housing Authority) to discuss the relationship between the Boston Housing Authority and the Tenants Policy Council, the needs of tenants from the viewpoint of different Boston organizations, the nature of the "consent decree," and what is necessary to improve conditions for tenants. Additional segments include the "Third World Connection" (on intermarriages between Native Americans and Africans in Massachusetts in the 1800s), an interview with Native American author Ron Skenandore (whose discusses his book The Earth is a Perfect Mother), an interview with pianist Reginald Hubbard (who discusses his Hubbard Concert Series), and an in-studio performance by Hubbard.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Indian philosophy--North America
McAdoo, Myra
Tenants' Policy Council (Boston, Mass.)
Boston Housing Authority
McDonough, David
Skenandore, Ron
Hubbard, Reginald
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Himes, Eric (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Director)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
DeBarger, David (Director)
Contributors
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
McGonagle, Richard (Assistant Cameraman)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Coleman, Vern (Audio)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Moore, Melvin (Host)
MacKnight, John (Lighting Assistant)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
White, Conrad (Stage Manager)
Koppel, Tiit (Camera)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
Plausse, John (Lighting Assistant)
LaBillois, Ann (Intern)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Waters, Mitch (Camera)
Hutton, David (Videotape Recordist)
Sullivan, John L. (Lighting Director)
LeCain, Larry (Assistant Cameraman)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Clark, Marvin (Intern)
Cronin, Mary (Audio)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Public Housing; The Earth is a Perfect Mother by Ron Skenandore,” 02/17/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_243830683C744E0EA9B74E0130FC6E23.
MLA: “Say Brother; Public Housing; The Earth is a Perfect Mother by Ron Skenandore.” 02/17/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_243830683C744E0EA9B74E0130FC6E23>.
APA: Say Brother; Public Housing; The Earth is a Perfect Mother by Ron Skenandore. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_243830683C744E0EA9B74E0130FC6E23
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