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Say Brother; Our Aboriginal Brothers; Blast From the Past with Cleve Sellers

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11/21/1974

In this clip, "Blast From the Past" features an interview with Cleve Sellers, member of the Cornell University development staff. Sellers comments on black studies programs in white institutions and what constitutes a viable program for black students. Overall the program focuses on the culture of Australian aborigines. Host/interviewer Dighton Spooner speaks with Gulpilil and other Australians about music, ceremonies, instruments, costuming, and the requirements for the survival of Australia's aboriginal culture. Interviews touch upon offers from European companies to purchase tribal lands, Australia's attempts to restore its native culture, rules governing "mixed blood" in Australian government, the impact of African American leaders on Australia, the creative force behind aboriginal cultures, and European repression of native cultural tradition. Additional program segments include two mime performances by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), "Blast From the Past" (with an interview with Cleve Sellers, member of the Cornell University development staff), "Information" on college preparatory services, "Access" (on the services of the Council of Elders, Inc.), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero. Original air date estimated. Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Our Aboriginal Brothers
Program Number

407

Title

Blast From the Past with Cleve Sellers

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 the culture of Australian aborigines. Host/interviewer Dighton Spooner speaks with Gulpilil and other Australians about music, ceremonies, instruments, costuming, and the requirements for the survival of Australia's aboriginal culture. Interviews touch upon offers from European companies to purchase tribal lands, Australia's attempts to restore its native culture, rules governing "mixed blood" in Australian government, the impact of African American leaders on Australia, the creative force behind aboriginal cultures, and European repression of native cultural tradition. Additional program segments include two mime performances by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), "Blast From the Past" (with an interview with Cleve Sellers, member of the Cornell University development staff), "Information" on college preparatory services, "Access" (on the services of the Council of Elders, Inc.), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Segregation
Council of Elders, Inc. - Boston - Massachusetts
Lewis, Elma
Curriculum planning
Civil rights
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Sellers, Cleve
African Americans--Study and teaching
Educational Talent Search Program - Boston - Massachusetts
Universities and colleges
Gulpilil
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Contributors
Cross, June (Community Coordinator)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Film Sound)
Spooner, Dighton (Host)
Izzi, Steve (Audio Mixer)
Boston Art Ensemble (Theme Music)
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie (Production Assistant)
Farrier, Stephen (Community Coordinator)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Our Aboriginal Brothers; Blast From the Past with Cleve Sellers,” 11/21/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3543EDFA6460452CB2680C8A8416000D.
MLA: “Say Brother; Our Aboriginal Brothers; Blast From the Past with Cleve Sellers.” 11/21/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3543EDFA6460452CB2680C8A8416000D>.
APA: Say Brother; Our Aboriginal Brothers; Blast From the Past with Cleve Sellers. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3543EDFA6460452CB2680C8A8416000D
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