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Say Brother; Say Brother News #2; End to experimental school project in Boston

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05/01/1975

In this clop James Rowe and Carmen Fields open the program. Rowe talks about the decision by the Board of Education to cancel funding to several experimental schools, thus ending the six-year experiment in Boston. Those affected are on Blue Hill Avenue in the Grove Hill area of Roxbury, and on Talbot Avenue in Dorchester. Overall the program, in a news-broadcast format, reviews the events of April, 1975 with anchors James Rowe and Carmen Fields, news reporter "at large" Leah Fletcher, in-studio interviewer Russell Tillman, arts reviewer Tanya Hart, special reporter June Cross, and commentator Dighton Spooner. Program features a special reports on State Senator Bill Owens's press conference in April (in which he discussed capital punishment legislation pending in the Senate), the "American Woman" festival held at Jordan Marsh department store in Boston, decisions made by Housing Court Judge Paul Garrity (on renovating the housing projects under the Boston Housing Authority), Julian Bond's recent traveling of the political circuit in Massachusetts to "drum up" support for a presidential campaign, the Alliance for Economic Justice's meeting to protest the governor's cutback in welfare benefits, an interview with Winston Kendall of the Roxbury Defenders (about the upcoming conference organized by the National Conference on Black Lawyers called "Resist to Exist"), the picketing of the president's office at Boston University by students (over the current dean and his poor management of the Black Talent Program), the United States Bicentennial events on Patriots' Day at John Elliot Square, and an interview with jazz musician Ronnie Gill. Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Say Brother News #2
Program Number

423

Title

End to experimental school project in Boston

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, in a news-broadcast format, reviews the events of April, 1975 with anchors James Rowe and Carmen Fields, news reporter "at large" Leah Fletcher, in-studio interviewer Russell Tillman, arts reviewer Tanya Hart, special reporter June Cross, and commentator Dighton Spooner. Program features a special reports on State Senator Bill Owens's press conference in April (in which he discussed capital punishment legislation pending in the Senate), the "American Woman" festival held at Jordan Marsh department store in Boston, decisions made by Housing Court Judge Paul Garrity (on renovating the housing projects under the Boston Housing Authority), Julian Bond's recent traveling of the political circuit in Massachusetts to "drum up" support for a presidential campaign, the Alliance for Economic Justice's meeting to protest the governor's cutback in welfare benefits, an interview with Winston Kendall of the Roxbury Defenders (about the upcoming conference organized by the National Conference on Black Lawyers called "Resist to Exist"), the picketing of the president's office at Boston University by students (over the current dean and his poor management of the Black Talent Program), the United States Bicentennial events on Patriots' Day at John Elliot Square, and an interview with jazz musician Ronnie Gill.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Bond, Julian, 1940-
American Woman Festival (1975 : Boston, Mass.)
Owens, Bill
Kendall, Winston
National Conference on Black Lawyers (1975)
Segregation
School management and organization
Gill, Ronnie
Roxbury Defenders
African Americans--Education
Alliance for Economic Justice (Boston, Mass.)
Burke, Yvonne
Civil rights
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Contributors
Loerzel, David (Cameraman)
Rowe, James (Host)
Fields, Carmen (Host)
Lawson, Rick (Researcher)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Farrier, Stephen (Community Coordinator)
Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
Fletcher, Leah (Reporter)
Shipley, Jack (Still Photography)
Tillman, Russell (Reporter)
Hart, Tanya (Reporter)
Jones, Vickie (Production Assistant)
Cross, June (Reporter)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Say Brother News #2; End to experimental school project in Boston,” 05/01/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8E7491E770F448A3B9EEB0801AECF076.
MLA: “Say Brother; Say Brother News #2; End to experimental school project in Boston.” 05/01/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8E7491E770F448A3B9EEB0801AECF076>.
APA: Say Brother; Say Brother News #2; End to experimental school project in Boston. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8E7491E770F448A3B9EEB0801AECF076
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