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Say Brother; Mass. Black History; Copps Hill Burial Ground

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01/31/1974

In this clip Byron Rushing, Director of the Museum of Afro-American History, Boston, takes host Topper Carew on a tour of the Copps Hill Burial Ground in the North End. Overall the program consists of a tour of prominent landmarks related to African American history in Boston, Massachusetts. Guest Byron Rushing, Director of the Museum of Afro-American History, Boston, takes host Topper Carew to specific historical sites to retrace the steps of African Americans in Boston during the early 1800s. Sites include the Royall House, Copps Hill Burial Ground in the North End, the Smith School, the African Meeting House, the George Middleton House, the Charles Street Church, and St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. Program includes an interview with Melnea Cass, one of Boston's oldest black activists, and Byron Rushing, in which the history of Roxbury is discussed. Produced by Topper Carew. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Mass. Black History
Program Number

315

Title

Copps Hill Burial Ground

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 consists of a tour of prominent landmarks related to African American history in Boston, Massachusetts. Guest Byron Rushing, Director of the Museum of Afro-American History, Boston, takes host Topper Carew to specific historical sites to retrace the steps of African Americans in Boston during the early 1800s. Sites include the Royall House, Copps Hill Burial Ground in the North End, the Smith School, the African Meeting House, the George Middleton House, the Charles Street Church, and St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. Program includes an interview with Melnea Cass, one of Boston's oldest black activists, and Byron Rushing, in which the history of Roxbury is discussed.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Charles Street Church - Boston - Massachusetts
Smith School for Colored Children (Boston, Mass.)
African Americans--Massachusetts
George Middleton House - Boston - Massachusetts
Cass, Melnea A. (Melnea Agnes), 1896-1978
African Meetinghouse (Boston, Mass.)
Lewis Hayden House - Boston - Massachusetts
Museum of Afro-American History (Boston, Mass.)
Copp's Hill Burying Ground (Boston, Mass.)
African Americans--History
Royall House - Boston - Massachusetts
Rushing, Byron
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Carew, Topper (Producer)
Contributors
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Spangler, Jennifer (Audio)
Lorencic, Karl (Technical Director)
Carew, Topper (Host)
MacKnight, John (Lighting)
LeCain, Larry (Camera)
Davis, Tony (Assistant To The Producer)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Mass. Black History; Copps Hill Burial Ground,” 01/31/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 2, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3333FA4033FF4C60991BE01A5FBB348F.
MLA: “Say Brother; Mass. Black History; Copps Hill Burial Ground.” 01/31/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 2, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3333FA4033FF4C60991BE01A5FBB348F>.
APA: Say Brother; Mass. Black History; Copps Hill Burial Ground. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3333FA4033FF4C60991BE01A5FBB348F
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