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Say Brother; Community Organization; Cooper Community Center

Part of Say Brother.

11/29/1973

In this clip Richard Peters, Assistant Director of the Cooper Community Center, discusses the services available for the elderly at the the Cooper Community Center, a social services agency located in Lower Roxbury that provides senior citizen, youth, and daycare programs. Overall the program focuses on the work of five community organizations in the Boston area: the Cooper Community Center (a social services agency located in Lower Roxbury that provides senior citizen, youth, and daycare programs); the Bromley Heath Security Patrol (a private program for the tenants of the Bromley Heath Projects that provides mandatory grounds and building security checks); the Roxbury Action Program (a community development corporation working on housing development, housing rehabilitation, commercial development, social services, and physical and social planning); the F.I.R.S.T. Incorporated Drug Rehabilitation and Prevention Center (which provides services for overcoming addiction); and the Columbia Point Educational Program (a youth educational-services program for residents of Columbia Point). Produced by Topper Carew. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Community Organization
Program Number

307

Title

Cooper Community Center

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 work of five community organizations in the Boston area: the Cooper Community Center, a social services agency located in Boston's South End that provides senior citizen, youth and daycare programs; the Bromley Heath Security Patrol, a private program for the tenants of the Bromley Heath Projects that provides mandatory grounds and building security checks; the Roxbury Action Program, a community development corporation working on housing development, housing rehabilitation, commercial development, social services, and physical and social planning; the F.I.R.S.T. Incorporated Drug Rehabilitation and Prevention Center; and the Columbia Point Educational Program, a youth educational services program for residents of Columbia Point.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
FIRST Incorporated Drug Rehabilitation and Prevention Center (Boston, Mass.)
Morrison, George
Bromley Heath Security Patrol (Boston, Mass.)
Human services--Massachusetts--Boston
Harris, Emil
Young, Sandy
Columbia Point Educational Program (Boston, Mass.)
Wade, National
Roxbury Action Program (Boston, Mass.)
Cooper Community Center (Boston, Mass.)
Boyd, Douglas
Lawrence, Tytyne
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Carew, Topper (Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Film Sound)
Carew, Topper (Host)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Community Organization; Cooper Community Center,” 11/29/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8BB26177822347EBBFB398B96DB3D843.
MLA: “Say Brother; Community Organization; Cooper Community Center.” 11/29/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8BB26177822347EBBFB398B96DB3D843>.
APA: Say Brother; Community Organization; Cooper Community Center. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8BB26177822347EBBFB398B96DB3D843
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