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Say Brother; Elma Lewis 25th Anniversary Celebration

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01/22/1975


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Elma Lewis 25th Anniversary Celebration
Program Number

413

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 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, Roxbury, Mass. Host Matthew Goode (education specialist for the Committee of the Massachusetts Department of Education) speaks with Reverend George Thomas (Chairman of the Board for the National Center of Afro-American Artists and Chairman of the 25th Anniversary Committee), Vernon Blackman (Drama Director at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts) and Margret Morgan (longtime friend, supporter, and "Honorary Mother" of Lewis's school) to discuss the history of the school, its importance, the community it serves, and the events that will comprise the celebration. Additional program segments include a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), "Access" (on the work of the Roxbury Medical Technical Institute), "Information" (on how to purchase safe toys for children), "Blast from the Past" (with an early 1970s Say Brother interview with musician Jerry "Iceman" Butler), "The Word" (with commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero.

Duration

00:57:53

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Blackman, Vernon
Art schools--Massachusetts--Roxbury
Civil rights
Lewis, Elma
Thomas, Rev. George
African Americans in the performing arts
Spellman, A. B., 1935-
African American women
Mime
Morgan, Margret
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Segregation
African Americans--Attitudes
Roxbury Technical Medical Institute (Roxbury, Mass.)
Goode, Matthew
African American musicians
Butler, Jerry
Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts (Roxbury, Mass.)
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Marita Rivero (Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Contributors
Wilson, Bob (Studio Technician)
Cross, June (Community Coordinator)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Engineer)
Holden, Dick (Studio Technician)
Floyd, Michael (Studio Technician)
MacDonald, Greg (Studio Technician)
Chigas, Basil (Studio Technician)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Farrier, Stephen (Community Coordinator)
Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
Lane, Frank (Studio Technician)
LeCain, Larry (Studio Technician)
Balhatchet, Tom (Engineer)
Crane, David (Videotape Engineer)
Goode, Matthew (Host)
Thomas, Andrew (Engineer)
Smith, Kathy (Studio Technician)
Buccheri, Ron (Studio Technician)
Charette, Bill (Studio Technician)
Hutton, David (Videotape Engineer)
Handyside, Keith (Engineer)
Koppel, Tiit (Studio Technician)
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie (Production Assistant)
Bordett, Bruce (Studio Technician)
Simons, Fred (Videotape Engineer)
Boston Art Ensemble (Theme Music)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Engineer)
Plausse, John (Studio Technician)
Correia, Dennis (Engineer)
Wareham, Skip (Studio Technician)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Engineer)
Fairweather, Bill (Engineer)
Sullivan, John L. (Studio Technician)
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Elma Lewis 25th Anniversary Celebration,” 01/22/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 2, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E7F7DA73E345412793B6CEFA7F095EED.
MLA: “Say Brother; Elma Lewis 25th Anniversary Celebration.” 01/22/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 2, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E7F7DA73E345412793B6CEFA7F095EED>.
APA: Say Brother; Elma Lewis 25th Anniversary Celebration. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E7F7DA73E345412793B6CEFA7F095EED
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