Say Brother; Elma Lewis: Black Poetry For Children
Part of Say Brother.
Dubbed from A2-03295. Original date 1/8/75.
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- Say Brother
- Elma Lewis: Black Poetry For Children
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- 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 is divided into two halves: the first featuring a 30-minute in-studio poetry reading by Elma Lewis, the second of magazine-style segments. Elma Lewis, Director of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, seated with children around her, talks about what poetry is, what a poem can make you feel, and why people used to write in rhymes. Lewis focuses on two African American poets, Langston Hughes (who is "of this time") and Paul Lawrence Dunbar, and reads selections from each. The second half contains the following segments: a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson) titled "The Writer," "Access" (with A.D. Saunders, who describes the Boston Jazz Society), "The Word" (with professor and historian A.B. Spellman, who comments on Black History Week), the "Community Calendar," "Information" (on Minority Recruitment Month for the Peace Corps), and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero. Original air date estimated.
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- Lewis, Elma
- African Americans in the performing arts
- Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
- African American children
- African American poets
- African Americans--Attitudes
- Oral interpretation of poetry
- African American women
- Poetry and children
- Peace Corps (U.S.)
- Spellman, A. B., 1935-
- Boston Jazz Society (Boston, Mass.)
- Race and Ethnicity
- Marita Rivero (Producer)
- White, Conrad (Director)
- Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
- Boston Art Ensemble (Theme Music)
- Cross, June (Community Coordinator)
- Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
- Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
- Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
- Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Film Sound)
- Farrier, Stephen (Community Coordinator)
- Jones, Vickie (Production Assistant)
- Chicago: “Say Brother; Elma Lewis: Black Poetry For Children,” 08/05/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 19, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_429F4388D25E42499F736AE97B1AA904.
- MLA: “Say Brother; Elma Lewis: Black Poetry For Children.” 08/05/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 19, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_429F4388D25E42499F736AE97B1AA904>.
- APA: Say Brother; Elma Lewis: Black Poetry For Children. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_429F4388D25E42499F736AE97B1AA904