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Say Brother; Black Arts; Boston based artists discuss the meaning of Black art

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06/13/1969

In this clip host Jim Spruill leads a discussion among 17 Boston-based artists on what Black art is and to whom the Black artist speaks. Group assembled includes Orma Jo Flint, Steve Hussein, Hakim Jami, Bob Nellums, Joanne Robinson, Robert Ruff, Joanne Sanders, Ralf Coleman, Ali Yusef, Carolyn Fitchert, Charles Holley, Gary Rickson, Dana Chandler, Jr., Lovett Thompson, John Wilson, and Elma Lewis. Program includes stills of the work of featured painters and sculptors woven into the discussion, with featured performances by the musicians, dancers and poets. Featured performers include Ali Yusef Trio and the Negro Repertory Theatre. Produced by Ray Richardson. Directed by Stan Lathan.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Black Arts
Program Number

34

Title

Boston based artists discuss the meaning of Black art

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

Host Jim Spruill leads a discussion among 17 Boston-based artists on what Black art is and to whom the Black artist speaks. Group assembled includes Orma Jo Flint, Steve Hussein, Hakim Jami, Bob Nellums, Joanne Robinson, Robert Ruff, Joanne Sanders, Ralf Coleman, Ali Yusef, Carolyn Fitchert, Charles Holley, Gary Rickson, Dana Chandler, Jr., Lovett Thompson, John Wilson, and Elma Lewis. Program includes stills of the work of featured painters and sculptors woven into the discussion, with featured performances by the musicians, dancers and poets.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
African American artists--Massachusetts--Boston
Yusef, Ali
Nellums, Bob
Coleman, Ralf
Wilson, John
Artists and community--Massachusetts--Boston
Robinson, Joanne
Hussein, Steve
Ruff, Robert
Negro Repertory Theatre
Civil rights
Segregation
Holley, Charles
Fitchert, Carolyn
Thompson, Lovett
Flint, Orma Jo
African American arts
Chandler, Dana, Jr.
Jami, Hakim
Artists--Social conditions
Saunders, Andrea
Rickson, Gary
Ali Yusef Trio
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Lark, Tony (Associate Producer)
Bright, Hazel V. (Associate Producer)
Richardson, Ray (Producer)
Lathan, Stan (Director)
Ferguson, Andrew (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Ferguson, Andrew (Audio)
Spruill, Jim (Host)
Rogers, Steve (Video)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Director)
Loerzel, David (Audio)
Gomez, Jewelle (Production Assistant)
Cabot, Ellen (Production Assistant)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Black Arts; Boston based artists discuss the meaning of Black art,” 06/13/1969, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2916D24515CB42B6B4CF102FD321ACD9.
MLA: “Say Brother; Black Arts; Boston based artists discuss the meaning of Black art.” 06/13/1969. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2916D24515CB42B6B4CF102FD321ACD9>.
APA: Say Brother; Black Arts; Boston based artists discuss the meaning of Black art. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2916D24515CB42B6B4CF102FD321ACD9
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