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Say Brother; National Black Political Convention; Relationship between African Americans and the two party system

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06/11/1976

In this clip Marita Muhammad Rivero interviews Mtangulizi Sanyika, the Political Director of the National Black Political Assembly, to discuss the recent NBPC convention in Cincinnati. Sanyika comments on failure of the current two party system to serve the interests of African Americans, and his particular disappointment with the Democratic Party Convention and party structure in addressing the needs of the Black Community. Overall the pProgram examines the National Black Political Convention and the evolution of a third party based on the political interests of African Americans. Host Marita Rivero speaks separately with Luix Overbea, writer for the Christian Science Monitor, and Mtangulizi Sanyika, the Political Director of the National Black Political Assembly, to discuss the recent NBPC convention in Cincinnati, whether there was a strong local representation from communities across the country, whether the conventions are moving towards a stronger African American party, whether the party's platform still has a strong nationalist feel; whether the two-party system works, whether the National Black Political Assembly has the potential of serving as a national forum, whether the agenda of the Assembly is a good one, and whether the events of Charlotte, N.C., in which African American elected officials stated interest in continuing to work within the two-party system. Program includes still photography of convention events and politicians and the "Community Calendar." Produced by Marita Muhammad Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
National Black Political Convention
Program Number

617

Title

Relationship between African Americans and the two party 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

Program examines the National Black Political Convention and the evolution of a third party based on the political interests of African Americans. Host Marita Rivero speaks separately with Luix Overbea, writer for the Christian Science Monitor, and Mtangulizi Sanyika, the Political Director of the National Black Political Assembly, to discuss the recent NBPC convention in Cincinnati, whether there was a strong local representation from communities across the country, whether the conventions are moving towards a stronger African American party, whether the party's platform still has a strong nationalist feel; whether the two-party system works, whether the National Black Political Assembly has the potential of serving as a national forum, whether the agenda of the Assembly is a good one, and whether the events of Charlotte, N.C., in which African American elected officials stated interest in continuing to work within the two-party system. Program includes still photography of convention events and politicians and the "Community Calendar."

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
African Americans--Politics and government
African American politicians
Sanyika, Mtangulizi
Overbea, Luix V. (Luix Virgil)
National Black Political Convention (1972 : Cincinnati, Ohio)
Segregation
Civil rights
National Black Political Assembly (U.S.)
Political parties
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
White, Conrad (Director)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Rivero, Marita (Host)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Wareham, Skip (Stage Manager)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Engineer)
White, Don (Audio)
Spangler, Jennifer (Audio)
Plausse, John (Lighting)
Clarke, Brian (Intern)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Engineer)
Allen, Lydia (Intern)
Bourne, Wendell (Intern)
Bundy, Kissette (Intern)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Wilson, Bob (Camera)
Kramer, Sharon (Graphic Designer)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; National Black Political Convention; Relationship between African Americans and the two party system,” 06/11/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FA315083F6C144048F3B2E60B3F2F5CF.
MLA: “Say Brother; National Black Political Convention; Relationship between African Americans and the two party system.” 06/11/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FA315083F6C144048F3B2E60B3F2F5CF>.
APA: Say Brother; National Black Political Convention; Relationship between African Americans and the two party system. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FA315083F6C144048F3B2E60B3F2F5CF
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