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Larry Johnson is a New-York-City-based blues singer and acoustic guitarist; John Jackson a Virginia-based rural blues singer, who, like Leadbelly, accompanies himself on guitar. Together they perform "John Henry" in the studio.
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03/07/1974
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Say Brother / Roots Music
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Lee Lewis when he came around, you know, through the airwaves, "A Whole Lot of Shakin" and that sort of thing. That was one form and of course the, the Ray Charles on the other side, the rhythm and blues side, that was wonderful, , you know, such a presence in ___ music industry, he had, before he came here he had produced a record with Ray Charles and, and all associated, that Red Atlantic Records and he had worked and produced people like Ray Charles and Chuck Willis and Drifters. So he was a real presence. Maybe he
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Interview with Spooner Oldham, David Hood, and Jimmy Johnson [Part 1 of 3]
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Rock and Roll / Respect
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Film-maker Henry Johnson comments on the way the media played down the impact of the African Liberation Day March in Washington, 1972, and on-going significance of the march.
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05/22/1975
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Say Brother / A.L.D.
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V: Johnson tells the media that the protestors have asked for the right to meet with Blankstein; that they would like to ask Blankstein to resign from his post as honorary consul. Johnson says that the protestors are acting in the best interest of the public. Johnson says that the protestors are willing to meet with Blankstein outside of the building. Johnson says that Blankenstein must resign publicly; that his law firm must sever ties with South Africa. Johnson says that the police officer has gone inside to ask Blankstein to meet with the protestors. Johnson says that the protestors' goal is to force the resignation of Blankstein; that the protestors will focus next on other corporations with ties to South Africa. V: Four protestors, including Yancey and Johnson, are let into the building. They are accompanied by Themba Vilakazi (member, African National Congress). Police officers
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Willard Johnson demands the resignation of the South African Consul in Boston
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12/04/1984
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. Let's go on to the Johnson administration. (clears throat) After Kennedy's assassination, and before the funeral, Johnson met with some of his advisers and the decision was made to stand firm on Vietnam. Did you, were you involved in that? Did you express any doubts at that time, ... Mark it. Beep. Once again. Any time. Okay. Maybe you could pick up that point about the sense of drifting in in early '64. President Johnson came to power, there was real concern as to whether it actually, real doubt. Certainly ah as President Johnson said to me ah, "I don't think that ah they ever did attack the second time." He said, "I think those dumb sailors were just shooting at one another or shooting at flying fish. To, I think those dumb sailors were just
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George W. Ball served in the State Department under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, and later as Ambassador to the United Nations. He describes the early Johnson Administration as a period of “drift” when the US was becoming increasingly involved in Vietnam, a trend Ball opposed in numerous memos and meetings... more
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05/18/1981
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-apartheid protestors across the world. Shots of the picketers. Vilakazi talks about the ANC struggle for freedom in South Africa. Vilakazi closes his speech by saying, "We will win." The protestors chant, "We will win." V: Johnson introduces Charles Yancey (Boston City Council). Johnson says that Yancey, Visual: The WGBH camera crew sets up its equipment. A diverse group of anti-apartheid protestors picket the South African Consulate at 100 Charles River Plaza. More than 100 protestors carry signs and chant, "1, 2, 3, 4, let's close the consulate door." Shot of a white protest leader leading the chant with a bullhorn. V: A police officer stands in front of the entrance to the building. He carries a two-way radio. Another officer stands with him. V: The protestors continue to picket, chanting "Hey, hey, ho, ho, this consulate has got to go." Willard Johnson (head
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A group of apartheid protesters picket the South African Consulate at 100 Charles River Plaza in Boston. Police officers stand at the door to the consulate. Willard Johnson (Head, TransAfrica) speaks to the crowd of picketers through a bullhorn. Themba Vilakazi (member, African National Congress) addresses the crowd. Vilakazi condemns the South African government... more
Date Created
12/04/1984
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Charles Ogletree, President of the Black American Law Student Association, states his group's opinion on the Regents of the University of California v. Bakke case.
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10/07/1977
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Say Brother / Affirmative Action or Discrimination ?
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had lived. How did Lyndon Johnson perceive his inheritance from the Kennedy Administration? Could you describe his meeting with Henry Cabot Lodge on the 24th of November, two days after President Kennedy was assassinated? Also, what was President Johnson's attitude towards the coup? What what did he feel about Diem coup? My first uh, knowledge of uh, Lyndon Johnson's views, as president, on Vietnam came I think, there was a kind of caution on Lyndon Johnson's part about becoming involved in Vietnam, a hesitation as he went in. At that stage did you think he began to look at Vietnam as a major challenge or did that arrive later? I think uh, uh it is uh
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McGeorge Bundy, brother of William Bundy, served as National Security Advisor to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson from 1961 to 1966. Here he discusses the Vietnam war under both Presidents, specifically addressing the Tonkin Gulf Incident, and the attack on Pleiku Airbase while he was in Vietnam. He also recounts events around the 1965 decision to increase American troops in Vietnam, and a 1968 meeting of the “Wise Men” where Johnson called in former administration officials for their advice on troop levels and bombing strategies.
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Written by Charles Johnson, this is a story seen through the eyes of a teenaged boy growing up in an African American community in South Chicago in 1959. A narrator introduces us to the key characters and events, foremost of which is Bubba. Bubba is a 17-year-old boy who is first seen hanging out with his friends at a local hamburger joint. Bubba lives with his grandmother Beatrice, his mother Evelyn, and his uncle, the Rev. Jubilee Tuthill... more
Date Created
1979
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Wedding, The
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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.
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03/01/1973
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Say Brother / Community in Action