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Say Brother; Say Sister: A Tribute to Third World Women; Brenda Verner comments on women's rights movement

Part of Say Brother.

11/18/1977

In this clip Melvin Moore chairs a debate on whether or not Third World women should participate in the women's movement. Media specialist and historian Brenda Verner talks about the need to properly include African American women in the women's rights movement. Overall the program consists of a number of magazine-style segments, including a Barbara Barrow interview with Marge Schiller and Ruth Benjamin (both of the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women) on the commission's work as it relates to Third World women, two studio performances from the "The Black Nativity" by vocalists from the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, an abbreviated "Open Platform" debate moderated by Melvin Moore on whether or not Third World women should participate in the women's movement (with debaters Brenda Verner (a media analyst) and Michele Wallace (a lecturer at New York University) and panelists Leah Fletcher (reporter for the Boston Herald American) and freelance writer Jan Gadson), a Barbara Barrow interview with Elma Lewis, Director of Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts; the "Say Brother News" with Karen Holmes, Margaret Tarter, Leah Fletcher, Sonny Joe White, Eric Sampedro, and Milly Kiung, and the "Community Calendar." Fletcher's report features an interview with sociologist Joyce Ladner, who recently spoke at Boston University about the Black family; Tarter's report features an interview with Margaret Ashurst, Director of Community Affairs, OXFAM America's Boston (OXFAM is a famine relief organization). Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Eric Himes.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Say Sister: A Tribute to Third World Women
Program Number

809

Title

Brenda Verner comments on women's rights movement

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 number of magazine-style segments, including a Barbara Barrow interview with Marge Schiller and Ruth Benjamin (both of the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women) on the commission's work as it relates to Third World women, two studio performances from the "The Black Nativity" by vocalists from the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, an abbreviated "Open Platform" debate moderated by Melvin Moore on whether or not Third World women should participate in the women's movement (with debaters Brenda Verner (a media analyst) and Michele Wallace (a lecturer at New York University) and panelists Leah Fletcher (reporter for the Boston Herald American) and freelance writer Jan Gadson), a Barbara Barrow interview with Elma Lewis, Director of Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts; the "Say Brother News" with Karen Holmes, Margaret Tarter, Leah Fletcher, Sonny Joe White, Eric Sampedro, and Milly Kiung, and the "Community Calendar." Fletcher's report features an interview with sociologist Joyce Ladner, who recently spoke at Boston University about the Black family; Tarter's report features an interview with Margaret Ashurst, Director of Community Affairs, OXFAM America's Boston (OXFAM is a famine relief organization).

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Wallace, Michele
National Center of Afro-American Artists (Roxbury, Mass.)
Segregation
Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts (Roxbury, Mass.)
Black Nativity (Theatrical production)
Governor's Commission on the Status of Women (Massachusetts)
Civil rights
Oxfam America
African American women
Ashurst, Margaret
Schiller, Marge
Verner, Brenda J.
Lewis, Elma
Women's rights
Benjamin, Ruth
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Himes, Eric (Director)
Contributors
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Joe White, Sunny (Reporter)
Wilson, Bob (Stage Manager)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Sampedro, Eric (Reporter)
Moore, Melvin (Host)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Sullivan, John L. (Lighting Director)
Tarter, Margaret (Reporter)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
Correia, Dennis (Videotape Recordist)
Koppel, Tiit (Lighting Assistant)
Cross, June (Assistant Director)
Waters, Mitch (Lighting Assistant)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Recordist)
Holmes, Karen (Reporter)
White, Conrad (Stage Manager)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
McGonagle, Richard (Assistant Cameraman)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Clark, Marvin (Intern)
Tomaselli, Robert (Camera)
Plausse, John (Lighting Assistant)
Coleman, Vernon (Audio)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Say Sister: A Tribute to Third World Women; Brenda Verner comments on women's rights movement,” 11/18/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B56B1EA399F54B4CBBC3CF2762F47CBD.
MLA: “Say Brother; Say Sister: A Tribute to Third World Women; Brenda Verner comments on women's rights movement.” 11/18/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B56B1EA399F54B4CBBC3CF2762F47CBD>.
APA: Say Brother; Say Sister: A Tribute to Third World Women; Brenda Verner comments on women's rights movement. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B56B1EA399F54B4CBBC3CF2762F47CBD
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