Say Brother; A.L.D.; Henry Johnson comments on significance of the 1972 African Liberation Day March
Part of Say Brother.
In this clip 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. Overall the program examines the continued role of African Liberation Day in the lives of African Americans. Host Marita Rivero interviews African Liberation Day Steering Committee members Ethel and Frank Shefton to discuss both the 1972 African Liberation Day March and the upcoming one scheduled for 1975. Additionally, the program includes a section of Say Brother filmmaker Henry Johnson's film documenting the 1972 March, followed by an in-studio interview with Johnson. (Johnson made the film with the assistance of other Say Brother staffers for Say Brother. It features footage of Cecil Braithwaite, Doug Moore, Charles Diggs, Elaine Brown, Amiri Baraka, and Owusu Sadaukai). Additional segments include "The Word" (with professor and historian A.B. Spellman on the changing roles of African American men and women), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero on resistance to social change. Original air date estimated. Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.
- Say Brother
- Program Number
Henry Johnson comments on significance of the 1972 African Liberation Day March
- 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
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- African Liberation Day Steering Committee (Boston, Mass.)
- African Liberation Day - Washington, DC (1972)
- Diggs, Charles
- Braithwaite, Cecil
- Johnson, Henry
- Civil rights
- Shefton, Frank
- Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-
- Sadaukai, Owusu
- Shefton, Ethel
- Spellman, A.B.
- Moore, Doug
- Race and Ethnicity
- White, Conrad (Director)
- Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
- Rivero, Marita (Producer)
- Rivero, Marita (Host)
- Jones, Vickie (Production Assistant)
- Boston Art Ensemble (Theme Music)
- Lawson, Rick (Community Coordinator)
- Cross, June (Community Coordinator)
- Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
- Farrier, Steve (Community Coordinator)
- Publication Information
- WGBH Educational Foundation
- Chicago: “Say Brother; A.L.D.; Henry Johnson comments on significance of the 1972 African Liberation Day March,” 05/22/1975, GBH Archives, accessed April 18, 2021, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E74CE2F61F3487FAB751427A55558A7.
- MLA: “Say Brother; A.L.D.; Henry Johnson comments on significance of the 1972 African Liberation Day March.” 05/22/1975. GBH Archives. Web. April 18, 2021. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E74CE2F61F3487FAB751427A55558A7>.
- APA: Say Brother; A.L.D.; Henry Johnson comments on significance of the 1972 African Liberation Day March. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E74CE2F61F3487FAB751427A55558A7