Say Brother; Carew Film Festival; Mississippi Fred MacDowell
Part of Say Brother.
Excerpt from a film by Topper Carew on Mississippi Fred MacDowell about the blues musician acclaimed by his contemporaries, but commercially ignored. Includes performance footage of Mississippi Fred MacDowell. Overall the program contains four independent films that Say Brother producer Topper Carew produced or helped execute. These include the animated short The Maggot (an anti-drug film for children), Mississippi Fred MacDowell (about the blues musician acclaimed by his contemporaries, but commercially ignored), This is the Home of Mrs. Levant Graham (a film documenting the inner-city household of a Black woman and her children), and A Wild Irish Rose (a film about a group of alcoholics who congregate in a Washington, DC parking lot to talk, sing and drink). Produced by Topper Carew. Directed by Conrad White.
- Say Brother
- Carew Film Festival
- Program Number
Mississippi Fred MacDowell
- 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 contains four independent films that "Say Brother" producer Topper Carew produced or helped execute. These include the animated short "The Maggot," an anti-drug film for children; "Mississippi Fred MacDowell," about the blues musician acclaimed by his contemporaries, but commercially ignored; "This is the Home of Mrs. Levant Graham," a film documenting the inner-city household of a woman and her children; and "A Wild Irish Rose," a film about alcoholics who congregate in a Washington, D.C. parking lot to talk, sing and drink.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- African American singers
- MacDowell, Fred
- Righteous Apple Productions
- Wild Irish Rose, A (Motion picture)
- Blues (Music)
- Maggot, The (Motion picture)
- This is the Home of Mrs. Levant Graham (Motion picture)
- African American musicians
- Blues musicians
- Mississippi Fred MacDowell (Motion picture)
- New Thing Flick Company, The
- Race and Ethnicity
- Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
- Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
- Carew, Topper (Producer)
- White, Conrad (Director)
- Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
- Publication Information
- WGBH Educational Foundation
- Chicago: “Say Brother; Carew Film Festival; Mississippi Fred MacDowell,” 10/17/1973, GBH Archives, accessed April 15, 2021, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_27D189595C5643DAB3E4A0E3825146AA.
- MLA: “Say Brother; Carew Film Festival; Mississippi Fred MacDowell.” 10/17/1973. GBH Archives. Web. April 15, 2021. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_27D189595C5643DAB3E4A0E3825146AA>.
- APA: Say Brother; Carew Film Festival; Mississippi Fred MacDowell. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_27D189595C5643DAB3E4A0E3825146AA