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Say Brother; Afro-Studies: Why So Many Barriers?; Role of students in the creation African American Studies Programs

Part of Say Brother.

05/11/1979

This clip is an Excerpt from an interview with Dr. Badi Foster, former Afro-studies faculty at Harvard and current lecturer with Harvard's School of Education, on the role of students in the creation African American Studies Programs. Overall the program examines the history, growth, and current status of African American heritage programs at three major Boston-area academic institutions (Harvard University, Northeastern University, and Boston University) with the objective of illustrating the perpetual obstacles Afro-studies programs face. Interviewer George Rivera speaks with Dr. Gerald Durley (a historian), Verdaya Brown (librarian for the African American Institute at Northeastern University), Gregory Ricks (Dean and Special Assistant to the President at Northeastern University), Clifford Janey (of Northeastern's class of 1969), Dr. Virgil Wood (Director of the African American Institute at Northeastern), Dr. Holly Carter (Chairman of the African American Studies Department at Northeastern), Dr. Adelaide C. Gulliver (Department Chairman for Boston University's Afro Studies Program), Professor William Worthy (Director of the dual-degree program in Afro-studies and journalism of Boston University), Dr. Martin Kilson (School of Government at Harvard University), and Dr. Badi Foster (former Afro-studies faculty at Harvard and current lecturer with Harvard's School of Education) about their programs and where they are going. Additional segments include footage of the 1979 Afro Day Rally at Harvard, an excerpt from Dr. Ewart Guinier's (former Chairman of the Afro-Studies Department at Harvard) speech at the rally, and excerpt from a performance by the Harvard Yard Kuumba Singers. (Some footage courtesy WGBH-TV's 10 O'Clock News). Produced and directed by George Rivera.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Afro-Studies: Why So Many Barriers?
Program Number

917

Title

Role of students in the creation African American Studies Programs

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 history, growth, and current status of African American heritage programs at three major Boston-area academic institutions (Harvard University, Northeastern University, and Boston University) with the objective of illustrating the perpetual obstacles Afro-studies programs face. Interviewer George Rivera speaks with Dr. Gerald Durley (a historian), Verdaya Brown (librarian for the African American Institute at Northeastern University), Gregory Ricks (Dean and Special Assistant to the President at Northeastern University), Clifford Janey (of Northeastern's class of 1969), Dr. Virgil Wood (Director of the African American Institute at Northeastern), Dr. Holly Carter (Chairman of the African American Studies Department at Northeastern), Dr. Adelaide C. Gulliver (Department Chairman for Boston University's Afro Studies Program), Professor William Worthy (Director of the dual-degree program in Afro-studies and journalism of Boston University), Dr. Martin Kilson (School of Government at Harvard University), and Dr. Badi Foster (former Afro-studies faculty at Harvard and current lecturer with Harvard's School of Education) about their programs and where they are going. Additional segments include footage of the 1979 Afro Day Rally at Harvard, an excerpt from Dr. Ewart Guinier's (former Chairman of the Afro-Studies Department at Harvard) speech at the rally, and excerpt from a performance by the Harvard Yard Kuumba Singers. (Some footage courtesy WGBH-TV's 10 O'Clock News).

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Brown, Verdaya
Durley, Dr. Gerald
Curriculum planning
Wood, Dr. Virgil
Harvard University
10 O'Clock News (Television program)
Cromwell, Adelaide M.
Segregation
Guinier, Ewart
Afro Day Rally - Cambridge - Massachusetts (1979)
African American Institute (Boston, Mass.)
Carter, Dr. Holly
Worthy, William, 1921-
Universities and colleges
Civil rights
Boston University
Foster, Badi G., 1942-
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)
Isaac, Ephraim
Ricks, Gregory
Kuumba Singers
Janey, Clifford
Kilson, Martin
African Americans--Study and teaching
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Rivera, George (Producer)
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Izzi, Steve (Audio)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Desmond, Darryl (Video)
Beres, Marc (Intern)
Eong, Evelyn (Production Assistant)
Fong, Diana (Intern)
Pugliesi, Joe (Video)
Rivera, George (Post Production Supervisor)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
Coleman, Vern (Audio)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Crane, David (Videotape Recordist)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Afro-Studies: Why So Many Barriers?; Role of students in the creation African American Studies Programs,” 05/11/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E5C63E98F1C34192A82EB6601FFA8947.
MLA: “Say Brother; Afro-Studies: Why So Many Barriers?; Role of students in the creation African American Studies Programs.” 05/11/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E5C63E98F1C34192A82EB6601FFA8947>.
APA: Say Brother; Afro-Studies: Why So Many Barriers?; Role of students in the creation African American Studies Programs. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E5C63E98F1C34192A82EB6601FFA8947
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