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Say Brother; School Desegregation; Bill Cosby Interview

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01/01/1968

Bill Cosby discusses presidential politics in 1968, then talks about the lack of teaching of Black history in schools, and the importance of including this topic in the school curriculum.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
School Desegregation
Program Number

401

Title

Bill Cosby 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 school desegregation and the quality of education in Boston. Discussion with students, parents, and community activists are held within Jeremiah E. Burke High School. First program of the 1974 season.

Duration

00:06:24

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
African American actors
Discrimination in education
Education--Political aspects
African Americans--Education
Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998
Cosby, Bill, 1937-
Presidents--Election
Race relations
African Americans--History
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Contributors
Barrow, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
Thomas, Stuart (Interviewer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Cosby, Bill (Interviewee)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; School Desegregation; Bill Cosby Interview,” 01/01/1968, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 31, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A7C0F9FBADC24F159A0873AF29F9F56A.
MLA: “Say Brother; School Desegregation; Bill Cosby Interview.” 01/01/1968. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 31, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A7C0F9FBADC24F159A0873AF29F9F56A>.
APA: Say Brother; School Desegregation; Bill Cosby Interview. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A7C0F9FBADC24F159A0873AF29F9F56A
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