ProgramRacial stereotyping in 19th Century trade cards Program focuses on historical materials that illustrate the systematic degradation of African Americans in the United States. Host Barbara Barrow talks to Brenda Verner, a historian and media specialist who offers a socio-historical analysis of print materials (such as greeting cards and trade cards) dating from the post-Civil War period as a starting point for identifying the origins of racist attitudes and myths related to the African American community. Program features slides of relevant trade cards and early 20th century black and white photographs that dispute those cards' content. Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Conrad White.
Series 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, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez.
Excerpt from "Black Nativity," performed by vocalists from the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts. This musical production is based on the play "Black Nativity." by Langston Hughes.
Program consists of numerous segments illustrating the views of African American women on life, love and marriage, as well as how African American men perceive Black women. The longest segments features a conversation with photographer Chester Higgins, Jr...