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Say Brother; Law Clinic; Lack of minority representation in the jury system

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12/15/1978

A clip from a program where Say Brother presents a panel of lawyers from various practice backgrounds to discuss legal issues relevant to the Third World community. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with attorneys Wallace Sherwood (founder and first executive director of the Roxbury Defenders' Committee and currently a professor of law and criminal justice at Northeastern University's College of Criminal Justice), David Grayer, Sharon SooHo, and Charles Grabau, about the difference between criminal cases and civil cases, if Third World people are taking advantage of legal services available to them, the differences between public defenders and private attorneys, how to select a lawyer, if minorities can receive fair trials in the court system, and if minority lawyers are perceived as being equal in ability. Program includes viewer calls. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by Eric Himes.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Law Clinic
Program Number

909

Title

Lack of minority representation in the jury system

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

Say Brother presents a panel of lawyers from various practice backgrounds to discuss legal issues relevant to the Third World community. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with attorneys Wallace Sherwood (founder and first executive director of the Roxbury Defenders' Committee and currently a professor of law and criminal justice at Northeastern University's College of Criminal Justice), David Grayer, Sharon SooHo, and Charles Grabau, about the difference between criminal cases and civil cases, if Third World people are taking advantage of legal services available to them, the differences between public defenders and private attorneys, how to select a lawyer, if minorities can receive fair trials in the court system, and if minority lawyers are perceived as being equal in ability. Program includes viewer calls.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Grabau, Charles
Grayer, David
Segregation
Civil rights
Legal services--Massachusetts--Boston
African Americans in the professions
SooHo, Sharon
Sherwood, Wallace
African American lawyers
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Himes, Eric (Director)
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Carey, Nancy (Intern)
Rivera, George (Post Production Supervisor)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Yang, Eileen (Vidifont Operator)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Director)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Koppel, Tiit (Lighting Assistant)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
White, Conrad (Stage Manager)
Wong, Evelyn (Staff Volunteer)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Law Clinic; Lack of minority representation in the jury system,” 12/15/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F16E43A880E34472B0CC1816C7EA92C8.
MLA: “Say Brother; Law Clinic; Lack of minority representation in the jury system.” 12/15/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F16E43A880E34472B0CC1816C7EA92C8>.
APA: Say Brother; Law Clinic; Lack of minority representation in the jury system. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F16E43A880E34472B0CC1816C7EA92C8
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