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Say Brother; School Issue, The; Plans to restructure the Boston School Committee

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03/28/1974

In this clip Dorothy Jones, of Model Cities of Boston, discusses plans for the forthcoming restructuring of the Boston School committee. Overall the program explores the upcoming, special, April 2, 1974 referendum vote in Boston to chose one of four plans for restructuring the Boston School Committee, the results of which will be up against a referendum in the fall that proposes no changes be made to the School Committee. Guests Bill Owens (a Massachusetts State Representative), Dorothy Jones (of Model Cities of Boston), and John O'Bryant (of Dimock Community Health Center) debate the merits and weaknesses of each of the plans and speak to the need for local and minority representation in the school system. Discussion moderated by Lee Daniels, staff reporter for Channel 2 News. Produced by Topper Carew. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
School Issue, The
Program Number

320

Title

Plans to restructure the Boston School Committee

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 explores the upcoming, special, April 2, 1974 referendum vote in Boston to chose one of four plans for restructuring the Boston School Committee, the results of which will be up against a referendum in the fall that proposes no changes be made to the School Committee. Guests Bill Owens (a Massachusetts State Representative), Dorothy Jones (of Model Cities of Boston), and John O'Bryant (of Dimock Community Health Center) debate the merits and weaknesses of each of the plans and speak to the need for local and minority representation in the school system. Discussion moderated by Lee Daniels, staff reporter for Channel 2 News.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Daniels, Lee
African Americans--Education
Jones, Dorothy
O'Bryant, John
Boston (Mass.). School Committee
School boards--Massachusetts
Owens, Bill
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Carew, Topper (Producer)
Daniels, Lee (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Carew, Topper (Host)
Davis, Tony (Assistant To The Producer)
Daniels, Lee (Host)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; School Issue, The; Plans to restructure the Boston School Committee,” 03/28/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_480DE105CA1543F384BB0FD4F7F39C34.
MLA: “Say Brother; School Issue, The; Plans to restructure the Boston School Committee.” 03/28/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_480DE105CA1543F384BB0FD4F7F39C34>.
APA: Say Brother; School Issue, The; Plans to restructure the Boston School Committee. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_480DE105CA1543F384BB0FD4F7F39C34
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