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Say Brother; Dismissing Some Myths about Chinese Americans; History of Chinese Americans in Massachusetts

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12/03/1976

In this clip Barbara Barrow speaks with May Ling Tong, Director of the Chinese American Civic Association in Boston, about the history of Chinese people in the Greater Boston area, starting with migration from the West Coast around 1875. Overall in the program, host Barbara Barrow speaks with May Ling Tong, Director of the Chinese American Civic Association in Boston, about the history of Chinese people in Boston and the "myths" held by non-Chinese Americans about the mental health and social service needs of the Chinese community. Additional segments include the "Say Brother News" with Eric Sampedro and Leah Fletcher, the "Third World Connection" (about the genealogical connection between the Africans and Chinese), a film review of Pipe Dreams by arts critic Tanya Hart, and the "Community Calendar." Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Dismissing Some Myths about Chinese Americans
Program Number

708

Title

History of Chinese Americans in Massachusetts

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 focuses on the Chinese American community. Host Barbara Barrow interviews May Ling Tong, Director of the Chinese American Civic Association in Boston, and discusses the history of Chinese people in Boston and the "myths" non-Chinese Americans have about them regarding mental health and social services. Other segments include: a newscast with Eric Sampedro and Leah Fletcher; a film review of "Pipe Dreams" by Tanya Hart; the "Community Calendar" of community and cultural events; and "Third World," about the genealogical connection between the Africans and Chinese.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Civil rights
Pipe Dreams (Motion picture)
Segregation
Chinese Americans--Massachusetts--Boston
Tong, May Ling
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Songai, Jahid (Intern)
Sampedro, Eric (Reporter)
Johnson, Bill (Audio Editor)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Recordist)
Correia, Dennis (Video)
Wilson, Bob (Stage Manager)
Fletcher, Leah (Reporter)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Koppel, Tiit (Camera)
Balhatchet, Tom (Audio)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
Floyd, Mike (Switcher)
Valdes, Mario (Researcher)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Assembly)
Marshall, Carolyn (Production Secretary)
Hart, Tanya (Reporter)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Assembly)
Johnson, Lenita (Intern)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Director)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Dismissing Some Myths about Chinese Americans; History of Chinese Americans in Massachusetts,” 12/03/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C3983A7A1BC842DFA1011E1398AFD31C.
MLA: “Say Brother; Dismissing Some Myths about Chinese Americans; History of Chinese Americans in Massachusetts.” 12/03/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C3983A7A1BC842DFA1011E1398AFD31C>.
APA: Say Brother; Dismissing Some Myths about Chinese Americans; History of Chinese Americans in Massachusetts. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C3983A7A1BC842DFA1011E1398AFD31C
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