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Say Brother; Men and Women; Nia Anderson performs in The Commitment

Part of Say Brother.

08/13/1976

In this clip Nia Anderson performs an excerpt from the play "The Commitment" about whether or not people should be compelled to share feelings of devotion with one another. Overall the program examines the relationship between African American men and women via a studio presentation of one segment from the for-stage trilogy The Black Dyad. Directed by playwrights Evelyn and Melvin Moore, "The Commitment" deals with whether or not people should be compelled to share feelings of devotion with one another. Play performed is "The Commitment" and features actors Robert Welch and Nia Anderson. Additional program segments include previously aired commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman, "Book Beat," a reading of Winifred Oyoko Lovings' poem "Later On" by Producer Marita Rivero, and the "Community Calendar." Produced by Marita Muhammad Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Men and Women
Program Number

624

Title

Nia Anderson performs in The Commitment

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 examines the relationship between African American men and women via a studio presentation of one segment from the for-stage trilogy The Black Dyad. Directed by playwrights Evelyn and Melvin Moore, "The Commitment" deals with whether or not people should be compelled to share feelings of devotion with one another. Play performed is "The Commitment" and features actors Robert Welch and Nia Anderson. Additional program segments include previously aired commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman, "Book Beat," a reading of Winifred Oyoko Lovings' poem "Later On" by Producer Marita Rivero, and the "Community Calendar."

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Anderson, Nia
African Americans--Attitudes
Welch, Robert
African American women
Man-woman relationships
African American actresses
Moore, Melvin
Moore, Evelyn
African American theater
Spellman, A. B., 1935-
Black Dyad, The (Theatrical production)
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Contributors
Norton, Chas (Lighting)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Spangler, Jennifer (Audio)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Hutton, David (Videotape Editor)
Bourne, Wendell (Intern)
Kramer, Sharon (Graphic Designer)
Sullivan, John L. (Lighting)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Allen, Lydia (Intern)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Editor)
Chigas, Basil (Stage Manager)
Wilson, Bob (Camera)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Rivero, Marita (Host)
Clarke, Brian (Intern)
Bundy, Kissette (Intern)
Hill, Rebecca (Make Up)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Correia, Dennis (Video)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Men and Women; Nia Anderson performs in The Commitment,” 08/13/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BB763838CEC04E6B811A2B8135175CD8.
MLA: “Say Brother; Men and Women; Nia Anderson performs in The Commitment.” 08/13/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BB763838CEC04E6B811A2B8135175CD8>.
APA: Say Brother; Men and Women; Nia Anderson performs in The Commitment. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BB763838CEC04E6B811A2B8135175CD8
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