Say Brother; Vietnam; Racism in the United States Army during the Vietnam War
Part of Say Brother.
In this clip Vietnam veteran Al Gasden talks about racism and discrimination towards African Americans during the Vietnam War. Overall the program looks at the African American soldier in United States history, with an emphasis on Vietnam War veterans via interviews, commentary, and performance. Host David Crippens introduces the following segments: the "Historical Minute" with Georgia State Representative Julian Bond, an interview with Vietnam veteran Al Gasden (who talks about racism in the United States Army), "Bookbeat," a "Spotlight" excerpt from PBS's production Willie Lobo, Manchild, "Political Note" with Tennessee Representative Harold E. Ford, "Information" on self-help agencies for veterans, a "Conversation" between two Vietnam veterans (one of which is Gasden), and "Commentary" by professor and historian A.B. Spellman on the CIA and FBI. Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.
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- Say Brother
- Program Number
Racism in the United States Army during the Vietnam War
- 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
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Bond, Julian
- Spellman, A.B.
- African Americans--Attitudes
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975--African Americans
- Civil rights
- Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975
- Gasden, Al
- African American veterans
- Ford, Harold E.
- Race and Ethnicity
- Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
- Rivero, Marita (Producer)
- White, Conrad (Director)
- Jones, Vickie (Assistant Producer)
- Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
- Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
- Burnett, Hayes (Music Coordinator)
- Crippens, David (Host)
- Loerzel, David (Assistant Cameraman)
- McGuire Nicholas, Sallie (Production Assistant)
- Johnson, Henry (Cameraman)
- Benson, Bill (Unit Manager)
- Lewis, Webster (Music Coordinator)
- Bagwell, Orlando (Assistant Cameraman)
- Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Sound)
- Publication Information
- WGBH Educational Foundation
- Chicago: “Say Brother; Vietnam; Racism in the United States Army during the Vietnam War,” 10/15/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BE1CF4381E3F45B9B6700A25BE7DD1E0.
- MLA: “Say Brother; Vietnam; Racism in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.” 10/15/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BE1CF4381E3F45B9B6700A25BE7DD1E0>.
- APA: Say Brother; Vietnam; Racism in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BE1CF4381E3F45B9B6700A25BE7DD1E0