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Say Brother; Current News; June Cross Special Report on desegregation

Part of Say Brother.

06/12/1975

This clip features an in-studio report by June Cross on how Phase Two of Judge Garrity's desegregation plan will be implemented in the Boston school district. Overall in the program, co-anchors James Rowe and Carmen Fields read news stories of interest to the African American community in Boston, including those related to the Model Cities layoffs, Freedom House Institute of Education Director Ellen Swepson Jackson's appointment to the Multi Ethnic Citywide Coordinating Council, the National Center of Afro-American Artists' annual celebration of Malcolm X's birthday, the NAACP-led march in Boston on May 17, Patrick Moynihan's appointment to the United Nations, the circulation of a racist sergeants exam by Boston policemen, the ten-year extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and recent acts of Massachusetts legislature. Supporting stories include: Roxbury Action Group's recent hosting of French officials touring the revitalization of John Elliot Square in Roxbury, an in-studio interview conducted by Russell Tillman with Massachusetts State representative Doris Bunte about the proposed changes to welfare, reviews by arts critic Tanya Hart (who speaks with Dr. Alvin Pouissant, co-author of Black Child Care, about his book, reviews the films Cornbread Earl and Me and Space Is the Place, and introduces a previously filmed interview with actress Jackie "Moms" Mabley), a report by June Cross on how Phase Two of Judge Garrity's desegregation plan will be implemented, and a special economic analysis by Tom Hardy. Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Current News
Program Number

428

Title

June Cross Special Report on desegregation

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

Co-anchors James Rowe and Carmen Fields read news stories of interest to the African American community in Boston (the Model Cities layoffs, Freedom House Institute of Education Director Ellen Swenson Jackson's appointment to the Multiethnic Citywide Coordinating Council, Patrick Moynihan's appointment to the United Nations, the circulation of a racist sergeant's exam by Boston policemen, the ten year extension to the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and recent acts of Massachusetts legislature). Supporting stories are provided by reporter Leah Fletcher (Roxbury Action Group's recent hosting of French officials touring the United States to see models of urban planning, in this case, the revitalization of the John Elliot Square area in Roxbury ); in-studio interviewer Russell Tillman (who speaks with Massachusetts State representative Doris Bunte about the proposed changes to welfare); cultural reporter Tanya Hart (who speaks with Dr. Alvin Pouissant, co-author of "Black Child Care," reviews the films "Cornbread Earl and Me" and "Space is the Place and introduces a previously filmed interview with actress Jackie "Moms" Mabley); reporter June Cross (on how Phase Two of Judge Garrity's desegregation plan will be implemented); and Tom Hardy (with a special economic analysis).

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Bunte, Doris
Cornbread Earl and Me (Motion picture)
John Elliot Square (Roxbury, Mass.)
Roxbury Action Program
Busing for school integration
Jackson, Ellen Swepson
Pouissant, Dr. Alvin
Multi-Ethnic Citywide Coordinating Council (Boston, Mass.)
Civil rights
City planning--Massachusetts--Boston
Mabley, Jackie
Space Is the Place (Motion picture)
Segregation
African Americans--Education
METCO (Boston, Mass.)
National Center of Afro-American Artists (Roxbury, Mass.)
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Spangler, Jennifer (Audio Engineer)
Fields, Carmen (Host)
Crane, David (VTR Recordist)
Koppel, Tiit (Studio Technician)
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie (Production Assistant)
Correia, Dennis (Videotape Engineer)
Rowe, James (Host)
Smith, Lee (Studio Technician)
Tillman, Russell (Reporter)
Cross, June (Reporter)
Farrier, Steve (Still Photography)
Charette, Bill (Studio Technician)
Chigas, Basil (Studio Technician)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Fletcher, Leah (Reporter)
Hart, Tanya (Reporter)
Lawson, Rick (Researcher)
Sullivan, John (Studio Technician)
Smith, Kathy (Studio Technician)
Plausse, John (Studio Technician)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Current News; June Cross Special Report on desegregation,” 06/12/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_296D558064F741DD9DDFEBF35222B3A1.
MLA: “Say Brother; Current News; June Cross Special Report on desegregation.” 06/12/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_296D558064F741DD9DDFEBF35222B3A1>.
APA: Say Brother; Current News; June Cross Special Report on desegregation. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_296D558064F741DD9DDFEBF35222B3A1
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