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Say Brother; Senior Citizens; Melnea Cass Interview

Part of Say Brother.

04/25/1974

In this clip Topper Carew interviews lifelong Boston community advocate and volunteer, Melnea Cass, about the work of the Council of Elders in providing services for the elderly in the Model City area. Overall the program focuses on the contributions made by, and services for, the elderly of Boston. Host Topper Carew interviews three prominent African American senior citizens: Melnea Cass (lifelong Boston community advocate and volunteer), Lometor Boston (volunteer), and Ralph J. Banks, and talks with them about programs available to seniors, their advice for young people, the cutting of federal programs, and their hopes for the elderly community. Program also contains a poetry reading by Bishop Curtain and a musical performance by Rowena Williams. Produced by Topper Carew.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Senior Citizens
Program Number

323

Title

Melnea Cass Interview

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 contributions made by, and services for, the elderly of Boston. Host Topper Carew interviews three prominent African American senior citizens: Melnea Cass (lifelong Boston community advocate and volunteer), Lometor Boston (volunteer), and Ralph J. Banks, and talks with them about programs available to seniors, their advice for young people, the cutting of federal programs, and their hopes for the elderly community. Program also contains a poetry reading by Bishop Curtain and a musical performance by Rowena Williams.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
African American women
Williams, Rowena
Cass, Melnea A. (Melnea Agnes), 1896-1978
Older people--Services for--Massachusetts
Civil rights
Boston, Lometor
Curtin, Bishop St. Clair
Older African Americans
Segregation
Banks, Ralph J.
Older people--Services for
Moore, Charles
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Carew, Topper (Producer)
Contributors
Carew, Topper (Host)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Senior Citizens; Melnea Cass Interview,” 04/25/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5913085B57A74E3A8331EE43BD92CAC7.
MLA: “Say Brother; Senior Citizens; Melnea Cass Interview.” 04/25/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5913085B57A74E3A8331EE43BD92CAC7>.
APA: Say Brother; Senior Citizens; Melnea Cass Interview. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5913085B57A74E3A8331EE43BD92CAC7
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