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Say Brother; Old, Black and Alive; Retirement facilities for elderly African Americans

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10/31/1974

Excerpt from a program featuring a short documentary film produced by the National Caucus on the Black Aged, Inc. titled Old, Black and Alive. About the living conditions and attitudes of older African Americans, Old, Black and Alive has the stated objective of depicting "both the similarities and the differences" among the aged in Macon County, Alabama. Additional program segments include poetry readings by Sylvia Wright, an interview with composer Dr. Hall Johnson (who, at 81, reflects upon the sources of his work) conducted by Sarah-Ann Shaw, a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), an "Access" segment on the Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, "Information" on incorporating a business, and "Commentary" on values by Say Brother Producer Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Old, Black and Alive
Program Number

404

Title

Retirement facilities for elderly African Americans

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 features a short documentary film produced by the National Caucus on the Black Aged, Inc. titled Old, Black and Alive. About the living conditions and attitudes of older African Americans, Old, Black and Alive has the stated objective of depicting "both the similarities and the differences" among the aged in Macon County, Alabama. Additional program segments include poetry readings by Sylvia Wright, an interview with composer Dr. Hall Johnson (who, at 81, reflects upon the sources of his work) conducted by Sarah-Ann Shaw, a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), an "Access" segment on the Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, "Information" on incorporating a business, and "Commentary" on values by Say Brother Producer Marita Rivero.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Shaw, Sarah-Ann
New Film Company, Inc.
Old, Black and Alive (Motion picture)
Cantor, Frank
Older people--Alabama
Older African Americans
Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970
Jackson, Jacquelyne J.
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
African American women
National Caucus on the Black Aged (U.S.)
Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center (Roxbury, Mass.)
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
White, Conrad (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
Contributors
Cross, June (Community Coordinator)
Boston Art Ensemble (Theme Music)
Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie (Production Assistant)
Cooper, James (Commentary Editor)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Farrier, Stephen (Community Coordinator)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Old, Black and Alive; Retirement facilities for elderly African Americans,” 10/31/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F8B44F55A90B4FDAA39E7822E940740D.
MLA: “Say Brother; Old, Black and Alive; Retirement facilities for elderly African Americans.” 10/31/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F8B44F55A90B4FDAA39E7822E940740D>.
APA: Say Brother; Old, Black and Alive; Retirement facilities for elderly African Americans. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F8B44F55A90B4FDAA39E7822E940740D
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