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Say Brother; Vietnam; Racism in the United States Army during the Vietnam War

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10/15/1975

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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Series
Say Brother
Program
Vietnam
Program Number

102

Title

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

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
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.
Segregation
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Contributors
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
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Vietnam; Racism in the United States Army during the Vietnam War,” 10/15/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, 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. December 10, 2016. <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
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