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Say Brother; Community Access; Discrimination and racism in the construction community

Part of Say Brother.

06/20/1974

In this clip Leo Fletcher, a member of the United Community Construction Workers, organized in 1968 to combat racism in the construction community and open the job market for African American men and women in construction, talks about continued discrimination and racism in the construction community. Overall the program focuses on three community organizations working to improve the quality of African American life in Boston. Host Topper Carew conducts a discussion with Dinizulu Ceitou (member of the African Liberation Day Support Committee, a committee that not only focuses on the National African Liberation Day demonstration, but also works to organize local demonstrations and community forums), Leo Fletcher (member of the United Community Construction Workers, organized in 1968 to combat racism in the construction community and open the job market for African American men and women in construction), and Lennie Durant (member of Coalition for a Clean Community, organized to ensure that the quality of city services "“- garbage removal, street cleaning, street repair, etc. "“- in African American communities equals that of white communities). Carew discusses with each the origins of their organizations, their function in the community and the goals each group has for itself, its members, and the communities they serve. Carew touches upon their role in the overall struggle of African Americans for equity and liberation. Produced by Topper Carew. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Community Access
Program Number

329

Title

Discrimination and racism in the construction community

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 focuses on three community organizations working to improve the quality of Afro American life in Boston. Host Topper Carew conducts an in-studio discussion with Dinizulu Ceitou, member of the African Liberation Day Support Committee (a committee that focuses not only on the National African Liberation Day demonstration, but works to organize local demonstrations and community forums); Leo Fletcher, member of the United Community Construction Workers (organized in 1968 to combat racism in the construction community and open the job market for black men and women in construction); and Lennie Durant, member of Coalition for a Clean Community (organized to ensure that the quality of city services – garbage removal, street cleaning, street repair, etc. – in black communities equals that of white communities). Carew discusses with each the origins of their organizations, their function in the community and the goals each group has for itself, its members, the communities they serve. Carew touches upon their role in the overall struggle of blacks for equity and liberation.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Durant, Lennie
African Liberation Day Support Committee (Boston, Mass.)
Coalition for a Clean Community (Boston, Mass.)
Community devlopment--Urban
Civil rights
Community organization
Fletcher, Leo
United Community Construction Workers (Boston, Mass.)
Segregation
Ceitou, Dinizulu
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Carew, Topper (Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Contributors
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Nicholas, Huntley, Jr. (Film Sound)
Carew, Topper (Host)
Cross, June (Assistant To The Producer)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Community Access; Discrimination and racism in the construction community,” 06/20/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_309136EFB7A241299A6E4AA70EDAC9DC.
MLA: “Say Brother; Community Access; Discrimination and racism in the construction community.” 06/20/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_309136EFB7A241299A6E4AA70EDAC9DC>.
APA: Say Brother; Community Access; Discrimination and racism in the construction community. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_309136EFB7A241299A6E4AA70EDAC9DC
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