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Say Brother; Islands, The; Franz Minuty discusses voodooism

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07/23/1976

In this clip Franz Minuty, lecturer on Haitan culture, talks about the voodoo religion and what part it plays in Caribbean culture. He seeks to dispel the popular myths of voodoo as barbaric and evil. This is from the second program of two focusing on the political, cultural, educational, religious, and economic aspects of the Caribbean Islands. Hosts Barbara Barrow and Dighton Spooner speak with Dr. Tony Martin (author of Race First, from Greenwood Press), Joseph Peltier (member of a movement for a new Dominica), Franz Minuty (a lecturer on Haitian culture), and Kenneth A. Loftman (a former educator in the West Indies and businessman in Boston), about voodoo religion and what part it plays in Caribbean culture, voodoo as a way for Caribbean communities to use their own culture for spiritual development rather than the religion of white colonizing forces, Black awareness and Marcus Garvey (Martin's book Race First is about Garvey), the ideological conflicts between W.E.B. Du Bois (of the NAACP) and Garvey, and Garvey's impact in the Caribbean. Program includes the "Community Calendar." Produced by Marita Muhammad Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Islands, The
Program Number

622

Title

Franz Minuty discusses voodooism

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

First program of two focusing on the political, cultural, educational, religious, and economic aspects of the Caribbean Islands. Hosts Barbara Barrow and Dighton Spooner speak with Dr. Tony Martin (author of Race First, from Greenwood Press), Joseph Peltier (member of a movement for a new Dominica), Franz Minuty (a lecturer on Haitian culture), and Kenneth A. Loftman (a former educator in the West Indies and businessman in Boston), about political happenings in Dominica, the impact of the tourist industry on the islands, if interregional trade is improving, the natural resources of the area, how change in the Caribbean change will affect its people and resources, Desmond Trotter (a Black political prisoner sentenced to life imprisonment in Dominica), and education in the West Indies. Program includes a short narrated segment on "Carnival" in Trinidad.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Peltier, Joseph
Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940
Loftman, Kenneth A.
Martin, Dr. Tony
Voodooism--West Indies
Minuty, Franz
West Indies--Description and travel
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Contributors
Hutton, David (Videotape Editor)
Plausse, John (Lighting)
Koppel, Tiit (Lighting Assistant)
Floyd, Mike (Switcher)
Spooner, Dighton (Host)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Charette, Bill (Assistant Cameraman)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Chigas, Basil (Stage Manager)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Bundy, Kissette (Intern)
Allen, Lydia (Intern)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Spangler, Jennifer (Audio)
Crane, David (Videotape Editor)
Bourne, Wendell (Intern)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Clarke, Brian (Intern)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Kramer, Sharon (Graphic Designer)
White, Don (Video)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Film Sound)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Islands, The; Franz Minuty discusses voodooism,” 07/23/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BA712B393EED46418F6A2FC209B46F2A.
MLA: “Say Brother; Islands, The; Franz Minuty discusses voodooism.” 07/23/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BA712B393EED46418F6A2FC209B46F2A>.
APA: Say Brother; Islands, The; Franz Minuty discusses voodooism. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BA712B393EED46418F6A2FC209B46F2A
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