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Say Brother; Mashpee Quest; Mashpee Indian lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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05/04/1979

In this clip attorney Ann Gilmore, Co-council for the Mashpee Tribal Council in their lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts regarding the illegal seizure of land, compares the issues in the Regents of the University of California V. Bakke case to that of the Council's case. Overall the program examines the initial 1976 lawsuit (and subsequent appeal) filed by the Mashpee Tribal Council (of Mashpee, Mass.) against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, citing the illegal seizure of native lands. Host Sixto Escobar reviews the heart of the lawsuit (the 1830 division of this land by the state, without congressional approval, in which each Wampanoag received 60 acres), and speaks with Russell Peters (President of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council) and attorney Ann Gilmore (co-counsel for the Tribe in the trial) about the council's case and the issues raised in court. Program features footage from WGBH-TV's 10 O'Clock News story on the lawsuit and its impact on the town. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by Brian Clarke.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Mashpee Quest
Program Number

916

Title

Mashpee Indian lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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 examines the initial 1976 lawsuit (and subsequent appeal) filed by the Mashpee Tribal Council (of Mashpee, Mass.) against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, citing the illegal seizure of native lands. Host Sixto Escobar reviews the heart of the lawsuit (the 1830 division of this land by the state, without congressional approval, in which each Wampanoag received 60 acres), and speaks with Russell Peters (President of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council) and attorney Ann Gilmore (co-counsel for the Tribe in the trial) about the council's case and the issues raised in court. Program features footage from WGBH-TV's 10 O'Clock News story on the lawsuit and its impact on the town.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Gilmore, Ann
Indians of North America--Massachusetts
Peters, Russell
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc.
Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribal Council, Inc.
Indians of North America--Land tenure
10 O'Clock News (Television program)
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Clarke, Brian (Director)
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Contributors
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Rosenthal, Iris (Lighting Assistant)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Escobar, Sixto (Host)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Fong, Diana (Intern)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Rivera, George (Post Production Supervisor)
Brennan, Susan (Audio)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Sullivan, John L. (Assistant Cameraman)
Plausse, John (Lighting Director)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Beres, Marc (Intern)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Recordist)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Hudson, Harvey (Audio)
Wong, Evelyn (Production Assistant)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Mashpee Quest; Mashpee Indian lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” 05/04/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9BD40FAA330047AB81FE0DAC1D3D60E0.
MLA: “Say Brother; Mashpee Quest; Mashpee Indian lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.” 05/04/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9BD40FAA330047AB81FE0DAC1D3D60E0>.
APA: Say Brother; Mashpee Quest; Mashpee Indian lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9BD40FAA330047AB81FE0DAC1D3D60E0
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