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Say Brother; Hour with Marcia Ann Gillespie, An; Marcia Ann Gillespie on affirmative action for women in the workplace

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12/14/1979

In this clip Barbara Barrow-Murray interviews Marcia Ann Gillespie, Editor-in-Chief of Essence magazine about the need for affirmative action to promote women in the workplace. Overall the program consists of a one-hour interview conducted by Barbara Barrow-Murray with Marcia Ann Gillespie, Editor-in-Chief of Essence magazine. Topics include Gillespie's work at Essence, her editorials, her family life, her reasons for not marrying, child rearing and preparing female children for adulthood, and affirmative action. Program includes questions from a studio audience of professional women in Boston preselected by Murray: Sara Ting (WMBR FM radio producer), Mary Rose Ezpeleta (President of Mary Rose Products, Inc.), Frida Rodriguez (Director of the Hispanic-Portuguese Program at the Massachusetts Department of Welfare), Mona Boyd (Director of Recruitment and Selection with the Department of Correction), Gwenn Crockett (Boston Public Library), Cynthia Lewis (Unit Manager, WGBH TV), Consuelo Gonzalez-Thornell (Project Director, RTP, Women's Employment Division), and Libby Chiu (District Coordinator for Bilingual Education, Boston Public Schools). Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by Brian Clarke.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Hour with Marcia Ann Gillespie, An
Program Number

1012

Title

Marcia Ann Gillespie on affirmative action for women in the workplace

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 consists of a one-hour interview conducted by Barbara Barrow-Murray with Marcia Ann Gillespie, Editor-in-Chief of Essence magazine. Topics include Gillespie's work at Essence, her editorials, her family life, her reasons for not marrying, child rearing and preparing female children for adulthood, and affirmative action. Program includes questions from a studio audience of professional women in Boston preselected by Murray: Sara Ting (WMBR FM radio producer), Mary Rose Ezpeleta (President of Mary Rose Products, Inc.), Frida Rodriguez (Director of the Hispanic-Portugese Program at the Massachusetts Department of Welfare), Mona Boyd (Director of Recruitment and Selection with the Department of Correction), Gwenn Crockett (Boston Public Library), Cynthia Lewis (Unit Manager, WGBH TV), Consuelo Gonzalez-Thornell (Project Director, RTP, Women's Employment Division), and Libby Chiu (District Coordinator for Bilingual Education, Boston Public Schools).

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Segregation
Affirmative action programs
Women--Attitudes
Gillespie, Marcia Ann
Civil rights
Essence (Publication)
African American women
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Clarke, Brian (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Contributors
Morales, Carmen (Production Secretary)
Harrison, Rich (Videotape Recordist)
McKenna, Jim (Stage Manager)
Koppel, Tiit (Switcher)
Brennan, Susan (Audio)
Harriston, Renee (Intern)
Wong, Evelyn (Production Assistant)
Beres, Marc (Assistant Cameraman)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Carey, Nancy (Other)
Lane, Frank (Lighting Assistant)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Sullivan, John L. (Lighting Director)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Hour with Marcia Ann Gillespie, An; Marcia Ann Gillespie on affirmative action for women in the workplace,” 12/14/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AC15AEBD07874E1DBBF58B5D3AC1D590.
MLA: “Say Brother; Hour with Marcia Ann Gillespie, An; Marcia Ann Gillespie on affirmative action for women in the workplace.” 12/14/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AC15AEBD07874E1DBBF58B5D3AC1D590>.
APA: Say Brother; Hour with Marcia Ann Gillespie, An; Marcia Ann Gillespie on affirmative action for women in the workplace. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AC15AEBD07874E1DBBF58B5D3AC1D590
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