Say Brother; South Africa; Randall Robinson Comments on Ways to Oppose Apartheid
Part of Say Brother.
In this clip Randall Robinson of the Southern Africa Relief Fund talks about the steps African Americans can take to combat apartheid, and the need to lobby strenuously to have foreign policy reworked. Overall the program focuses on the oppressive regimes in Southern African countries, particularly South Africa. Host John Slade interviews representatives Christopher Nteta (a South African banned from his country) and Randall Robinson (from the Southern Africa Relief Fund) to talk about their efforts to help Blacks in countries where apartheid is in effect (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Rhodesia, Angola, and Guinea Bissau). The first half of the program consists of a slide show written and produced by the Southern Africa Relief Fund, the second a discussion of what the Fund does and how it is accomplishing its mission. Conversation emphasizes the military aid and business endeavors proffered by the United States and other western/democratic countries that support the minority white regimes in Africa, as well as additional foreign and domestic problems enabling apartheid to continue. Produced by John Slade. Directed by Russell Tillman.
- Say Brother
- South Africa
- Program Number
Randall Robinson Comments on Ways to Oppose Apartheid
- 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 features close to an hour of the British film Last Grave at Dimbaza, as released by Morena Films. The film, which was shot illegally in the Republic of South Africa, details the impoverished living conditions of Black South Africans and the oppressive policy of Apartheid. Program closes with the commentary of host Steve Curwood on the unwillingness of western nations to recognize human rights violations in South Africa.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- United States--Relations--South Africa
- Robinson, Randall
- Southern Africa Relief Fund
- Civil rights
- Corporations, American
- Apartheid--South Africa
- Nteta, Christopher
- Race and Ethnicity
- Lawrence, Carol (Associate Producer)
- Campanella Henry Johnson, Roy, Jr. (Associate Producer)
- Slade, John (Producer)
- Tillman, Russell (Director)
- Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
- Smith, Kathy (Assistant Director)
- Davis, Silas (Production Assistant)
- Slade, John (Host)
- Publication Information
- WGBH Educational Foundation
- Chicago: “Say Brother; South Africa; Randall Robinson Comments on Ways to Oppose Apartheid,” 01/18/1972, GBH Archives, accessed April 15, 2021, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C396DA61F5E543568D0410DD049A56E5.
- MLA: “Say Brother; South Africa; Randall Robinson Comments on Ways to Oppose Apartheid.” 01/18/1972. GBH Archives. Web. April 15, 2021. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C396DA61F5E543568D0410DD049A56E5>.
- APA: Say Brother; South Africa; Randall Robinson Comments on Ways to Oppose Apartheid. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C396DA61F5E543568D0410DD049A56E5