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Say Brother; Community Fellows; Chuck Turner interview

Part of Say Brother.

05/16/1974

In this clip Topper Carew interviews Chuck Turner, Director of the Circle Association, about the major projects he was involved with during his time at the Community Fellows Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Turner talks about his involvement in the I-95 highway fight, as well as the campaign to establish Roxbury as an independent political entity. Overall the program focuses on the origin and work of the Community Fellows Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Host Topper Carew interviews Frank Jones (Program Director of Community Fellows Program), Mel King (State Representative and Assistant Director of the Community Fellows Program), and fellows Pat Raynor (an Equal Employment Opportunity Officer), Chuck Turner (Director of the Circle Association), Johnny Tillman (Executive Director of the National Welfare Rights Organization), and Frieda Garcia (Community Fellow) about their projects, the influence of the program, and their feelings about being a fellow. Includes footage of a portion of one the Program's "seminar" meetings (in which Fredda Garcia presents her work on Puerto Rican and Dominican populations) and footage of Topper Carew talking about his involvement with the Community Fellows (Carew was a fellow prior to becoming producer of Say Brother). The Community Fellows Program provides a stipend, tuition, and research funds for a diverse population of individuals from the community so that they can partner with an academic institution to effect change. The program was founded by Mel King, who served as its Director until 1996. Produced by Topper Carew. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Community Fellows
Program Number

325

Title

Chuck Turner 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 origin and work of the Community Fellows Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Host Topper Carew interviews Frank Jones (Program Director of Community Fellows Program), Mel King (State Representative and Assistant Director of the Community Fellows Program), and fellows Pat Raynor (an Equal Employment Opportunity Officer), Chuck Turner (Director of the Circle Association), Johnny Tillman (Executive Director of the National Welfare Rights Organization), and Frieda Garcia (Community Fellow) about their projects, the influence of the program, and their feelings about being a fellow. Includes footage of a portion of one the Program’s "seminar" meetings (in which Fredda Garcia presents her work on Puerto Rican and Dominican populations) and footage of Topper Carew talking about his involvement with the Community Fellows (Carew was a fellow prior to becoming producer of Say Brother). The Community Fellows Program provides a stipend, tuition, and research funds for a diverse population of individuals from the community so that they can partner with an academic institution to effect change. The program was founded by Mel King, who served as its Director until 1996.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Civil rights
Raynor, Patricia
Carew, Topper, 1943-
Turner, Chuck
Jones, Frank
Community development--Massachusetts--Boston
Community Fellows Program
Segregation
Garcia, Frieda
Tillman, Johnny
King, Mel
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
White, Conrad (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Carew, Topper (Producer)
Contributors
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Carew, Topper (Host)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Cross, June (Assistant To The Producer)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Community Fellows; Chuck Turner interview,” 05/16/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9795821748F84B76BE41094F35A1A124.
MLA: “Say Brother; Community Fellows; Chuck Turner interview.” 05/16/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9795821748F84B76BE41094F35A1A124>.
APA: Say Brother; Community Fellows; Chuck Turner interview. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9795821748F84B76BE41094F35A1A124
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