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Say Brother; Health Care; Interview with Howard Hughes of the Dimock Community Health Center

Part of Say Brother.

06/13/1974

In this clip Howard Hughes, Director of the Dimock Community Health Center's alcoholism program, talks about the formation of the Community Health Center as a specialized place for minorities to seek help and treatment. Overall the program examines a number of health issues prevalent in the the African American community and provides contact information for health-related resources. Host Topper Carew, narrating over still photography, introduces interview segments with Say Brother writer/researcher Dighton Spooner and Dr. Houston Kelly (on hypertension and the diet of the Black community), Dr. Louis Sullivan of the Boston Sickle Cell Center (on the physical and political implications of sickle cell anemia), Howard Hughes, Director of the Dimock Community Health Center's alcoholism program (on recognizing and treating alcohol problems), Dr. Edward Hurwitz (on foot care), and Dr. Ronald Weston (on dental care and early prevention). Carew, alone, narrates informational segments on lead paint poisoning, mental health, and drug abuse, over still photography. Produced by Topper Carew. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Health Care
Program Number

328

Title

Interview with Howard Hughes of the Dimock Community Health Center

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 examines a number of health issues, with a focus on the needs of the black community. Program's intention is to inform the community about these issues and provide contact information for health-related resources. Host Topper Carew, narrating over still photography, introduces interview segments with "Say Brother" writer/researcher Dighton Spooner and: Dr. Houston Kelly (on hypertension and the diet of the black community); Dr. Louis Sullivan of the Boston Sickle Cell Center (on the physical and political implications of sickle cell anemia); Howard Hughes, Director of the Dimcock Community Health Center's alcoholism program (on recognizing and treating alcohol problems); Dr. Edward Hurwitz ( on foot care); and Dr. Ronald Weston (on dental care and early prevention). Carew, alone, narrates informational segments on lead paint poisoning, mental health, and drug abuse over still photography.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Dimock Community Health Center (Roxbury, Mass.)
Alcoholism--Treatment
Weston, Ronald
Minority Council on Alcoholism (Boston, Mass.)
Public health--Massachusetts--Boston
African Americans--Health and hygiene
Hughes, Howard (Director, Dimcock Community Health Center)
Hurwitz, Edward
Sullivan, Dr. Louis
Boston Sickle Cell Center (Boston, Mass.)
Kelly, Dr. Houston
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Carew, Topper (Producer)
Contributors
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Huntley Nicholas, Jr. (film sound) (Other)
Cross, June (Assistant To The Producer)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Health Care; Interview with Howard Hughes of the Dimock Community Health Center,” 06/13/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A75EEF9E70149C788CCF955AAFA07A9.
MLA: “Say Brother; Health Care; Interview with Howard Hughes of the Dimock Community Health Center.” 06/13/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A75EEF9E70149C788CCF955AAFA07A9>.
APA: Say Brother; Health Care; Interview with Howard Hughes of the Dimock Community Health Center. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A75EEF9E70149C788CCF955AAFA07A9
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