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Say Brother; Day with Muhammad Ali, A; Muhammad Ali press conference at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts

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03/11/1977

This clip features an excerpt from a press conference held by Elma Lewis (Director of the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts) and Muhammad Ali for African American journalists during Muhammad Ali's trip to Boston to participate in a benefit boxing exhibition match to benefit the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts. Overall the pProgram ties together several events related to Muhammad Ali's trip to Boston to participate in a benefit boxing exhibition for the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts. Segments include excerpts from a press conference held by Elma Lewis (Director of the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts) and Ali for African American journalists, an interview with Ali conducted by Barbara Barrow, excerpts from Ali's exhibition bouts with Peter Fuller, Walter Haines, and Ronnie Drinkwater, an interview with Ronnie Drinkwater (conducted by Charlie Stuart in Club 44) before Drinkwater's bout with Ali, and an excerpt from Ali's speech at the 1975 Nation of Islam's Savior's Day celebration in Chicago. Program serves to illustrate the reputation of the school. Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Day with Muhammad Ali, A
Program Number

719

Title

Muhammad Ali press conference at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts

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 ties together several events related to Muhammad Ali's trip to Boston to participate in a benefit boxing exhibition for the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts. Segments include excerpts from a press conference held by Elma Lewis (Director of the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts) and Ali for African American journalists, an interview with Ali conducted by Barbara Barrow, excerpts from Ali's exhibition bouts with Peter Fuller, Walter Haines, and Ronnie Drinkwater, an interview with Ronnie Drinkwater (conducted by Charlie Stuart in Club 44) before Drinkwater's bout with Ali, and an excerpt from Ali's speech at the 1975 Nation of Islam's Savior's Day celebration in Chicago. Program serves to illustrate the reputation of the school.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Haynes, Walter
Press conferences
Drinkwater, Ronnie
African American boxers
Boxing matches--Massachusetts
Lewis, Elma
African American athletes
Fuller, Peter
Ali, Muhammad, 1942-
Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts (Roxbury, Mass.)
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Contributors
Wilson, Bob (Camera)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Assembly)
Marshall, Carolyn (Production Secretary)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Hutton, David (Videotape Recordist)
Macie, Roger (Video)
Hudson, Harvey (Audio Editor)
LeCain, Larry (Camera)
Johnson, Bill (Audio Editor)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Assembly)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Rivero, Marita (Producer Program Segment)
Johnson, Lenita (Intern)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Valdes, Mario (Researcher)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Songai, Jahid (Intern)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Day with Muhammad Ali, A; Muhammad Ali press conference at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts,” 03/11/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B79DA7CC2A6841FF877735AE43F32CAF.
MLA: “Say Brother; Day with Muhammad Ali, A; Muhammad Ali press conference at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts.” 03/11/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B79DA7CC2A6841FF877735AE43F32CAF>.
APA: Say Brother; Day with Muhammad Ali, A; Muhammad Ali press conference at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B79DA7CC2A6841FF877735AE43F32CAF
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