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Say Brother; Walter Leonard; Walter Leonard talks about the purpose of Affirmative Action programs

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03/18/1977

In this clip Walter Leonard, Special Assistant to the President of Harvard University and Affirmative Action Officer, talks to Barbara Barrow about Affirmative Action and what it is intended to do. Overall in the program host Barbara Barrow interviews Walter Leonard, Special Assistant to the President and Affirmative Action Officer for Harvard University. Topics include Leonard's participation in founding the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, his studies at Howard University Law School, his professional career, affirmative action and affirmative action programs, and reverse racism. Program includes the "Say Brother News" with anchors Justina Chu, Leah Fletcher, and Eric Sampedro. Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Walter Leonard
Program Number

720

Title

Walter Leonard talks about the purpose of Affirmative Action programs

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

Host Barbara Barrow interviews Walter Leonard, Special Assistant to the President and Affirmative Action Officer for Harvard University. Topics include Leonard’s participation in founding the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, his studies at Howard University Law School, his professional career, affirmative action and affirmative action programs, and reverse racism. Program includes the "Say Brother News" with anchors Justina Chu, Leah Fletcher, and Eric Sampedro.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Reverse discrimination in employment
African American leadership--Massachusetts
Leonard, Walter
African American college administrators
Civil rights
Segregation
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Affirmative action programs
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Contributors
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Wilson, Bob (Camera)
Johnson, Lenita (Intern)
Fletcher, Leah (Reporter)
DeVitt, Doug (Videotape Assembly)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Assembly)
Waters, Mitch (Assistant Stage Manager)
Crane, David (Videotape Recordist)
Plausse, John (Lighting)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
Lane, Dick (Camera)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Chigas, Basil (Stage Manager)
Valdes, Mario (Researcher)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Tomaselli, Robert (Lighting Assistant)
Coleman, Vern (Audio)
Wilson, Bon (Assistant Stage Manager)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Norton, Chas (Lighting)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Assembly)
Songai, Jahid (Intern)
Marshall, Carolyn (Production Secretary)
Chu, Justina (Reporter)
Hudson, Harvey (Audio Editor)
Sampedro, Eric (Reporter)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Recordist)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Smith, Lee (Stage Manager)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Walter Leonard; Walter Leonard talks about the purpose of Affirmative Action programs,” 03/18/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_545C87A3D99043738E725AE30966B85B.
MLA: “Say Brother; Walter Leonard; Walter Leonard talks about the purpose of Affirmative Action programs.” 03/18/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_545C87A3D99043738E725AE30966B85B>.
APA: Say Brother; Walter Leonard; Walter Leonard talks about the purpose of Affirmative Action programs. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_545C87A3D99043738E725AE30966B85B
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