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Say Brother; Nation of Islam: A Portrait; Sonia Sanchez on the teachings of the Nation of Islam

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10/01/1975

In this clip Sonia Sanchez talks about the physical and spiritual role of women in the Nation of Islam. Overall A Special Edition program, Nation of Islam: A Portrait explores the goals and beliefs of African American Muslims practicing with the Nation of Islam shortly after the death of Supreme Minister Elijah Muhammad in February 1975. Through interviews with members of the Nation -- including Jon X. Brim, poet Sonia Sanchez, newly appointed Supreme Minister (and son of Elijah Muhammad) Wallace D. Muhammad, and Marvis X (Director of the University of Islam in Roxbury, Mass. ) -- Say Brother calls attention to how the Nation of Islam addressed the spiritual needs of its followers, fostered self respect, and made imperative its mission among followers in the 1970s. Interviews are structured around Say Brother footage of the 1975 Savior's Day Celebration in Chicago and the event speeches of Abass Rasoul (National Secretary of the Nation of Islam), Jesse Jackson, and Muhammad Ali. Program concludes with commentary by Producer Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Nation of Islam: A Portrait
Program Number

SPE-2

Title

Sonia Sanchez on the teachings of the Nation of Islam

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

Repack

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Farrakhan, Abdul Haleem
Muhammad, Askia
Muhammad Speaks (Newspaper)
Jackson, Jesse, 1941-
Savior's Day Celebration Chicago - Illinois (1975)
Sanchez, Sonia, 1934-
Elijah Muhammad, 1897-1975
University of Islam (United States)
African American women
X, Marvis
Black Muslims
Muhammad, Wallace D.
African Americans--Religion
Rasoul, Abass
Majied, Kamal
Islam--United States
Ali, Muhammad, 1942-
Brim, Jon
African American Muslims
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Contributors
Jones, Vickie (Production Assistant)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Bagwell, Orlando (Assistant Cameraman)
Farrier, Stephen (Assistant Researcher)
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie (Production Assistant)
Nixon, Beverly (Assistant Editor)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Assistant Editor)
Jackson, Bill (Sound)
Izzi, Steve (Sound Mixer)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Nation of Islam: A Portrait; Sonia Sanchez on the teachings of the Nation of Islam,” 10/01/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D2C95A3A316846DD8273D09E8CF6DEED.
MLA: “Say Brother; Nation of Islam: A Portrait; Sonia Sanchez on the teachings of the Nation of Islam.” 10/01/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D2C95A3A316846DD8273D09E8CF6DEED>.
APA: Say Brother; Nation of Islam: A Portrait; Sonia Sanchez on the teachings of the Nation of Islam. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D2C95A3A316846DD8273D09E8CF6DEED
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