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Say Brother; Praise to King Martin; Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington

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01/13/1978

In this clip, Dr. Virgil Wood, board member of the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), speaks with host Mel Moore about the political impact of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington, August 28th, 1963. Overall, the program focuses on the philosophy and impact of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Host Melvin Moore and guests Dr. Lawrence D. Reddick (Professor of American History at Harvard University and author of "Crusade Without Violence"), Dr. Virgil Wood (from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference) and Rev. Earl Lawson (of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Malden and with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference), all of whom knew King personally, discuss their relationships with King, their individual interpretations of King's philosophy, how King's philosophy related to the masses and other movements, and the impact of the Washington March. Program contains excerpts from Ely Landau's 1970 documentary film King: A Filmed Record, Montgomery to Memphis. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by Eric Himes.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Praise to King Martin
Program Number

815

Title

Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington

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 focuses on the philosophy and impact of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Host Melvin Moore and guests Dr. Lawrence D. Reddick (Professor of American History at Harvard University and author of "Crusade Without Violence"), Dr. Virgil Wood (from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference) and Rev. Earl Lawson (of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Malden and with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference), all of whom knew King personally, discuss their relationships with King, their individual interpretations of King's philosophy, how King's philosophy related to the masses and other movements, and the impact of the Washington March. Program contains excerpts from Ely Landau’s 1970 documentary film King: A Filmed Record, Montgomery to Memphis.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Civil rights movement
African Americans--Civil rights
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
Wood, Dr. Virgil
King: A Filmed Record, Montgomery to Memphis (Motion picture)
Civil rights demonstrations
Reddick, Lawrence Dunbar, 1910-1995
Segregation
Lawson, Rev. Earl
Civil rights
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Himes, Eric (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
White, Conrad (Stage Manager)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
MacKnight, John (Lighting Assistant)
Cronin, Mary (Audio)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
McGonagle, Richard (Assistant Cameraman)
LaBillois, Ann (Intern)
Moore, Melvin (Host)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Clark, Marvin (Intern)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Plausse, John (Lighting Director)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Koppel, Tiit (Camera)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Praise to King Martin; Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington,” 01/13/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E338AC4A778240E18EABE90961AC4C78.
MLA: “Say Brother; Praise to King Martin; Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington.” 01/13/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E338AC4A778240E18EABE90961AC4C78>.
APA: Say Brother; Praise to King Martin; Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E338AC4A778240E18EABE90961AC4C78
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