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Say Brother; Slave Trade; Blast from the Past with Rhody McCoy

Part of Say Brother.

03/20/1975

In this clip "Blast from the Past" features an excerpt from a Sarah-Ann Shaw interview with Rhody McCoy. Best known as administrator of Ocean Hill-Brownsville, an experimental decentralized school district in Brooklyn with about 9,000 students, Mr. McCoy is an advocate of black community control of schools. Overall the program is divided into two halves: the first consisting of two filmstrips related to the slave trade and the middle passage, the second of new smagazine-style segments. In honor of Black History Month, Say Brother presents two filmstrips by the Afro Audiovisual Company of Boston: The Atlantic Slave Trade, Parts I and II (Middle Passage). Filmstrips discuss the events and conditions that led to the slave trade between the Americas and Africa, including the ways in which slaves were captured, the response of African kingdoms faced with the increased demand for slaves, and the way in which slaves were imprisoned, traded, branded, and delivered to buyers. Filmstrips touch upon the colonization of Africa by European countries as trade elevated, the impact on the culture and development of Africa due to the slave trade, and literature published to justify the slave trade that resulted in prejudice after slavery ended. Additional segments include "Community Access" (about the Jamaica Plain-Roxbury Food Co-op), "Blast from the Past" (with an excerpt from a Sarah-Ann Shaw interview with Rhody McCoy), and the "Community Calendar." Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Slave Trade
Program Number

415

Title

Blast from the Past with Rhody McCoy

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 is divided into two halves: the first consisting of two filmstrips related to the slave trade and the middle passage, the second of news-magazine style segments. In honor of Black History Month, Say Brother presents two filmstrips by the Afro Audio-Visual Company of Boston: The Atlantic Slave Trade Part I and Part II (Middle Passage). Filmstrips discuss the events and conditions that led to the slave trade between the Americas and Africa, including the ways in which slaves were captured, the response of African kingdoms faced with the increased demand for slaves, and the way in which slaves were imprisoned, traded, branded, and delivered to buyers. Filmstrips touch upon the colonization of Africa by European countries as trade elevated, the impact on the culture and development of Africa due to the slave trade, and literature published to justify the slave trade that resulted in prejudice after slavery ended. Additional segments include: "Community Access" (about the Jamaica Plain-Roxbury Food Co-op); "Blast from the Past" (with an excerpt from a Sarah Ann Shaw interview with); and "Community Calendar" (with community and cultural events listings).

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
McCoy, Rhody
African Americans--Education
Afro Audiovisual Company (Boston, Mass.)
Civil rights
Shaw, Sarah-Ann
Segregation
Jamaica Plain-Roxbury Food Co-op (Boston, Mass.)
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
White, Conrad (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
Contributors
Cross, June (Community Coordinator)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
Boston Art Ensemble (Theme Music)
Jones, Vickie (Production Assistant)
Farrier, Stephen (Community Coordinator)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Slave Trade; Blast from the Past with Rhody McCoy,” 03/20/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DCBCE4B0F81D4508BE1D9F06F354E263.
MLA: “Say Brother; Slave Trade; Blast from the Past with Rhody McCoy.” 03/20/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DCBCE4B0F81D4508BE1D9F06F354E263>.
APA: Say Brother; Slave Trade; Blast from the Past with Rhody McCoy. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DCBCE4B0F81D4508BE1D9F06F354E263
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