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Say Brother; Affirmative Action or Discrimination Pt 2; Unspoken segregation in Boston public schools

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10/14/1977

In this clip Sheila Martin, community advocate for the Massachusetts Social and Economic Opportunity Council, and James Kelly, spokesperson from the South Boston Information Center, debate whether or not there has been an "unspoken segregation" policy in Boston schools, despite stated policies otherwise. Overall the program serves as the conclusion to Program 805, "Affirmative Action," and features the second half of Say Brother's "Open Platform" debate on affirmative action and reverse discrimination. Moderated by Melvin Moore, debaters James Kelly (spokesperson from the South Boston Information Center) and Sheila Martin (a community advocate for the Massachusetts Social and Economic Opportunity Council) respond to the questions of journalists John Robinson (The Boston Globe) and William Hoar (the American Opinion Magazine), and discuss the potential impact of the yet-undecided case, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, as well as their opinions regarding affirmative ation programs. Additional segments include: an Eduardo Diaz interview with Allan Crite, a well known Boston artist who works in the South End (to discuss his theory on the "multiethnicity" of all people and his book "Towards a Rediscovery of the Cultural Heritage of the United States"); the "Third World Connection" (which deals with the interrelationship of African American and Native American peoples); a poetry reading by Boston-based poet Sam Stamper; and the "Community Calendar." Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by David De Barger.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Affirmative Action or Discrimination Pt 2
Program Number

805

Title

Unspoken segregation in Boston public schools

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 serves as the conclusion to Program 805, "Affirmative Action," and features the second half of Say Brother's "Open Platform" debate on affirmative action and reverse discrimination. Moderated by Melvin Moore, debaters James Kelly (spokesperson from the South Boston Information Center) and Sheila Martin (a community advocate for the Massachusetts Social and Economic Opportunity Council) respond to the questions of journalists John Robinson (The Boston Globe) and William Hoar (the American Opinion Magazine), and discuss the potential impact of the yet-undecided case, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, as well as their opinions regarding affirmative ation programs. Additional segments include: an Eduardo Diaz interview with Allan Crite, a well known Boston artist who works in the South End (to discuss his theory on the "multiethnicity" of all people and his book "Towards a Rediscovery of the Cultural Heritage of the United States"); the "Third World Connection" (which deals with the interrelationship of African American and Native American peoples); a poetry reading by Boston-based poet Sam Stamper; and the "Community Calendar."

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Affirmative action programs
Stamper, Corrine
Segregation
Robinson, John
Civil rights
Kelly, James
Martin, Shelia
Hoar, William
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, The
Sloan, Danny
Crite, Allan Rohan, 1910-2007
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
DeBarger, David (Director)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Contributors
MacKnight, John (Videotape Recordist)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Ross, Paula (Director Artistic)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Moore, Melvin (Host)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Clark, Marvin (Intern)
Shipley, Jack (Assistant Cameraman)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Sullivan, John L. (Lighting Director)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Smith, Lee (Lighting Assistant)
Cross, June (Assistant Director)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Director)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
McGonagle, Richard (Lighting Assistant)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
White, Conrad (Stage Manager)
Correia, Dennis (Videotape Recordist)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Wilson, Bob (Camera)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Diaz, Eduardo (Host)
Plausse, John (Lighting Assistant)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
Chigas, Basil (Stage Manager)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Cronin, Mary (Audio)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Affirmative Action or Discrimination Pt 2; Unspoken segregation in Boston public schools,” 10/14/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_66805406C9754AF0B3FCF7BA9D8C92C2.
MLA: “Say Brother; Affirmative Action or Discrimination Pt 2; Unspoken segregation in Boston public schools.” 10/14/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_66805406C9754AF0B3FCF7BA9D8C92C2>.
APA: Say Brother; Affirmative Action or Discrimination Pt 2; Unspoken segregation in Boston public schools. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_66805406C9754AF0B3FCF7BA9D8C92C2
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