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Say Brother; Community in Action; Action for Boston Community Development

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03/01/1973

In this clip, Say Brother filmmaker Henry Johnson moderates a discussion with Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) employees Barbara Brydie, Arnett Waters, and Russell Hill who discuss the agency's threatened status due to a proposed withdrawal of federal aid in President Nixon's proposed budget. Overall, the program discusses a variety of topics via a magazine-style format. Host John Slade introduces a moderated discussion led by Say Brother filmmaker Henry Johnson with Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) employees Barbara Brydie, Arnett Waters, and Russell Hill (who discuss the agency's threatened status due to a proposed withdrawal of federal aid in President Nixon's proposed budget), an interview and performance by vocalist Eddie B. with the Contemporary Jazz Trio; and an interview conducted by John Slade with Helaine Simmonds, Clarence Dilday, and Benjamin Jones of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (on Governor Francis Williams Sargent's judgeship nominations). Produced by John Slade. Directed by Russell Tillman.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Community in Action
Program Number

256

Title

Action for Boston Community Development

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 discusses a variety of topics via a magazine-style format. Host John Slade introduces a moderated discussion led by Say Brother filmmaker Henry Johnson with Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) employees Barbara Brydie, Arnett Waters, and Russell Hill (who discuss the agency's threatened status due to a proposed withdrawal of federal aid in President Nixon's proposed budget), an interview and performance by vocalist Eddie B. with the Contemporary Jazz Trio; and an interview conducted by John Slade with Helaine Simmonds, Clarence Dilday, and Benjamin Jones of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (on Governor Francis Williams Sargent's judgeship nominations).

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Jones, Benjamin
Hill, Russell
Dilday, Clarence
Contemporary Jazz Trio
Brydie, Barbara
Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association
Simmonds, Helaine
Action for Boston Community Development
Human services--Massachusetts
B., Eddie
Civil rights
Waters, Arnett
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Tillman, Russell (Director)
Slade, John (Producer)
Contributors
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Slade, John (Host)
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Production Assistant)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Community in Action; Action for Boston Community Development,” 03/01/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EDAB60BA470A46549B590923E59850EC.
MLA: “Say Brother; Community in Action; Action for Boston Community Development.” 03/01/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EDAB60BA470A46549B590923E59850EC>.
APA: Say Brother; Community in Action; Action for Boston Community Development. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EDAB60BA470A46549B590923E59850EC
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