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Say Brother; Paige Academy: An Alternative Education; Angela Paige Cook comments on standardized testing

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05/20/1977

In this clip, Angela Paige Cook, founder and director of Paige Academy, talks about the inherent racism of standardized tests for assessing intellect. Overall the program focuses on the work of Paige Academy, a private school in Roxbury for children aged three months to seven years. Hosts Barbara Barrow and Melvin Moore speak with Paige Academy Founder and Director Angela Paige Cook and the Academy's Administrative Producer, Mary Ann Crayton, to discuss the school's origins and practices, such as teaching by the nguzo saba (the seven principles of Kwanzaa). Program includes slides of Academy students. Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Paige Academy: An Alternative Education
Program Number

727

Title

Angela Paige Cook comments on standardized testing

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 work of Paige Academy, a private school in Roxbury for children aged three months to seven years. Hosts Barbara Barrow and Melvin Moore speak with Paige Academy Founder and Director Angela Paige Cook and the Academy's Administrative Producer, Mary Ann Crayton, to discuss the school's origins and practices, such as teaching by the nguzo saba (the seven principles of Kwanza). Program includes slides of Academy students.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Public schools
Alternative education
Civil rights
Segregation
Cook, Angela Paige
Paige Academy (Roxbury, Mass.)
Crayton, Mary Ann
African Americans--Education
African American women
Alternative schools
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Contributors
Marshall, Carolyn (Production Secretary)
Songai, Jahid (Intern)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Wilson, Bob (Camera)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Moore, Melvin (Host)
Johnson, Lenita (Intern)
Sullivan, John L. (Assistant Stage Manager)
Valdes, Mario (Researcher)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Plausse, John (Lighting Director)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Recordist)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Smith, Lee (Lighting Assistant)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Paige Academy: An Alternative Education; Angela Paige Cook comments on standardized testing,” 05/20/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E704B991699D401C900E608973999963.
MLA: “Say Brother; Paige Academy: An Alternative Education; Angela Paige Cook comments on standardized testing.” 05/20/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E704B991699D401C900E608973999963>.
APA: Say Brother; Paige Academy: An Alternative Education; Angela Paige Cook comments on standardized testing. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E704B991699D401C900E608973999963
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