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Say Brother National Edition; Ancient African Kingdoms

10/18/1989

Program consists of numerous segments related to African heritage, the first of which is an excerpt from a filmstrip on the fall of the Songhay Empire in West Africa by the Afro Audiovisual Company of Boston. Additional segments include "Bookbeat," a "Spotlight" stage performance by actress Beah Richards, "Dealin’" with African drummer Babatunde Olatunji, "Information" on traveling to Africa, and "Commentary" by Sarah-Ann Shaw on the lack of African history lessons in the American classroom.


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Series
Say Brother National Edition
Program
Ancient African Kingdoms
Program Number

104

Series Description

In 1975 the purpose of Say Brother National Edition was to introduce and demonstrate to people the vitality of Black Americans and their community life. Under producer Marita Rivero and executive producer Topper Carew a series of 13 half-hour programs for the national audience was produced from existing programs.

In weekly half-hours, Say Brother National Edition presented the many dimensions of black American life as seen from one city’s vantage-point. It was in a magazine format, each segment representing a different perspective: music, history, dance, culture, drama, language, old folks, young people, families, issues, person-on-the street, and others. Series release date: 1975

Program Description

Program consists of numerous segments related to African heritage, the first of which is an excerpt from a filmstrip on the fall of the Songhay Empire in West Africa by the Afro Audiovisual Company of Boston. Additional segments include "Bookbeat," a "Spotlight" stage performance by actress Beah Richards, "Dealin’" with African drummer Babatunde Olatunji, "Information" on traveling to Africa, and "Commentary" by Sarah-Ann Shaw on the lack of African history lessons in the American classroom.

Duration

00:27:12

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Carew, Topper (Executive Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother National Edition; Ancient African Kingdoms,” 10/18/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 27, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C9D5F5F09E69420BBD92CA586A886E91.
MLA: “Say Brother National Edition; Ancient African Kingdoms.” 10/18/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 27, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C9D5F5F09E69420BBD92CA586A886E91>.
APA: Say Brother National Edition; Ancient African Kingdoms. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C9D5F5F09E69420BBD92CA586A886E91
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