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Say Brother; Medicine Man (Gambia Pt. 2); Saim Kinte recalls his first meeting with Alex Haley

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06/22/1979

Following on the massive popularity and interest in Alex Haley's book and television miniseries Roots", The Gambia" focuses on three members of the Gambian Cultural Mission who met with Elma Lewis (Director of the National Center of Afro-American Artists) to discuss their participation: Siam Kinte (cousin of Alex Haley and a Gambian), Dr. Lenri Peters (medical doctor, Chairman of the Monuments and Relics Commission of Gambia and head of the cultural delegation to the United States), and Bakari Sidebi (Head of the Cultural Archives in Gambia and archivist who helped Haley with his genealogy). Elma Lewis asks Saim Kinte to recall his first meeting with Alex Haley. Overall the program focuses on the Gambian Cultural Mission to the United States in 1977, a product of the massive popularity and interest in Alex Haley's book and television miniseries Roots. The first half of the program consists of a rebroadcast of "The Gambia," a program for WGBH's Cultural Affairs Department that originally aired on September 1, 1978. The second consists of a film acquired for broadcast from United Nations Television (Medicine Man). "The Gambia" focuses on three members of the Gambian Cultural Mission who met with Elma Lewis (Director of the National Center of Afro-American Artists) to discuss their participation: Siam Kinte (cousin of Alex Haley and a Gambian), Dr. Lenri Peters (medical doctor, Chairman of the Monuments and Relics Commission of Gambia and head of the cultural delegation to the United States), and Bakari Sidebi (Head of the Cultural Archives in Gambia and archivist who helped Haley with his genealogy). Medicine Man documents the medical practice of Dr. Peters and his integration of Western medicine with African tribal medicine. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by Brian Clarke.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Medicine Man (Gambia Pt. 2)
Program Number

921

Title

Saim Kinte recalls his first meeting with Alex Haley

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
Kinte, Saim
Haley, Alex
Gambia, The (Motion picture)
Sidebe, Bakari
Gambian Americans
Gambian Cultural Mission to the United States (1977)
Lewis, Elma
Peters, Dr. Lenri
Medicine Man (Motion picture)
Roots (Television program)
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Clarke, Brian (Director)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Pugliesi, Joe (Video)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Recordist)
Correia, Dennis (Videotape Assembly)
Lou Cronin, Mary (Audio)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
Moore, Robert (Intern)
Lewis, Elma (Host)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Coleman, Vern (Audio)
Jackson, Bill (Assistant Cameraman)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Bartlett, Dick (Film Sound)
Fong, Diana (Intern)
Yang, Eileen (Production Assistant)
Carter, Masamba (Audio Engineer)
Wong, Evelyn (Production Assistant)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
Vigneaux, Steve (Audio)
Johnson, Bill (Audio)
Devitt, Doug (Videotape Assembly)
Hudson, Harvey (Audio)
Johnson, Henry (Film Editor)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Senghor, Mustapha (Researcher)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Medicine Man (Gambia Pt. 2); Saim Kinte recalls his first meeting with Alex Haley,” 06/22/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C46E0ABD975947B49D2D656201946992.
MLA: “Say Brother; Medicine Man (Gambia Pt. 2); Saim Kinte recalls his first meeting with Alex Haley.” 06/22/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C46E0ABD975947B49D2D656201946992>.
APA: Say Brother; Medicine Man (Gambia Pt. 2); Saim Kinte recalls his first meeting with Alex Haley. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C46E0ABD975947B49D2D656201946992
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