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Say Brother; Consumerism; Local residents comment on the cost of living

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04/04/1974

In this clip Say Brother interviews local residents about their struggle to provide nutritional food for their families. Mrs. Ellen Pharms talks about the challenges involved in feeding a family of 6 on an average of $40 per week. Overall the program examines the impact of higher food prices on African American families living in Boston and offers suggestions on how to combat the high cost of living. Through segments containing interviews with women shopping and preparing food in their homes, co-op market organizers, nutritionist Mary Crumlin, and economist Allen Schultz, Say Brother illustrates the local population's frustration with the government, the producers of food, and the stores that distribute it. Program also contains cooking segments with Boston residents Salem Hardy and Aliayo Pryor. Produced by Topper Carew. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Consumerism
Program Number

322

Title

Local residents comment on the cost of living

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 impact of higher food prices on African American families living in Boston and offers suggestions on how to combat the high cost of living. Through segments containing interviews with women shopping and preparing food in their homes, co-op market organizers, nutritionist Mary Crumlin, and economist Allen Schultz, Say Brother illustrates the local population’s frustration with the government, the producers of food, and the stores that distribute it. Program also contains cooking segments with Boston residents Salem Hardy and Aliayo Pryor.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Crumlin, Mary
Schultz, Allen
Segregation
Civil rights
African American women
Low budget cookery
African American consumers
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
White, Conrad (Director)
Fletcher, Leah (Associate Producer)
Carew, Topper (Producer)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Jones, Vickie (Host)
Carew, Topper (Host)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Film Sound)
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Consumerism; Local residents comment on the cost of living,” 04/04/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C7C2875D6EB242008EDD68AC2806B5DB.
MLA: “Say Brother; Consumerism; Local residents comment on the cost of living.” 04/04/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C7C2875D6EB242008EDD68AC2806B5DB>.
APA: Say Brother; Consumerism; Local residents comment on the cost of living. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C7C2875D6EB242008EDD68AC2806B5DB
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