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Say Brother; Carew Film Festival; Mississippi Fred MacDowell

Part of Say Brother.

10/17/1973

Excerpt from a film by Topper Carew on Mississippi Fred MacDowell about the blues musician acclaimed by his contemporaries, but commercially ignored. Includes performance footage of Mississippi Fred MacDowell. Overall the program contains four independent films that Say Brother producer Topper Carew produced or helped execute. These include the animated short The Maggot (an anti-drug film for children), Mississippi Fred MacDowell (about the blues musician acclaimed by his contemporaries, but commercially ignored), This is the Home of Mrs. Levant Graham (a film documenting the inner-city household of a Black woman and her children), and A Wild Irish Rose (a film about a group of alcoholics who congregate in a Washington, DC parking lot to talk, sing and drink). Produced by Topper Carew. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Carew Film Festival
Program Number

303

Title

Mississippi Fred MacDowell

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 contains four independent films that "Say Brother" producer Topper Carew produced or helped execute. These include the animated short "The Maggot," an anti-drug film for children; "Mississippi Fred MacDowell," about the blues musician acclaimed by his contemporaries, but commercially ignored; "This is the Home of Mrs. Levant Graham," a film documenting the inner-city household of a woman and her children; and "A Wild Irish Rose," a film about alcoholics who congregate in a Washington, D.C. parking lot to talk, sing and drink.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
African American singers
MacDowell, Fred
Righteous Apple Productions
Wild Irish Rose, A (Motion picture)
Blues (Music)
Maggot, The (Motion picture)
This is the Home of Mrs. Levant Graham (Motion picture)
Music--Performance
African American musicians
Blues musicians
Mississippi Fred MacDowell (Motion picture)
New Thing Flick Company, The
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Carew, Topper (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Carew Film Festival; Mississippi Fred MacDowell,” 10/17/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_27D189595C5643DAB3E4A0E3825146AA.
MLA: “Say Brother; Carew Film Festival; Mississippi Fred MacDowell.” 10/17/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_27D189595C5643DAB3E4A0E3825146AA>.
APA: Say Brother; Carew Film Festival; Mississippi Fred MacDowell. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_27D189595C5643DAB3E4A0E3825146AA
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