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Blast From the Past with poet and playwright Amiri Baraka

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Title:
Blast From the Past with poet and playwright Amiri Baraka
Description:
In this clip "Blast From the Past" features an excerpt from a 1968 Say Brother interview with poet and playwright Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) at Tufts University. Baraka talks about the importance of African Americans trying to be Black as a means to raise themselves above the "filth of easy accommodation in the white world." Overall the program is composed of a variety of segments in magazine-style format. Segments include a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), a poetry reading by Leah Fletcher (Langston Hughes' "American Heartbreak," "Impasse," and "A Dream Deferred," and Maya Angelou's "No Loser, No Weeper," "Letter to an Aspiring Junkie," and "They Went Home"), "Blast From the Past" with excerpts from 1968 Say Brother interviews with poet and playwright Amiri Baraka at Tufts University and comedian Bill Cosby, a musical performance by the four-person vocalist group Mystic Chain, "Information" on selecting a day care center, the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero on the difficulties musicians face. Directed by Conrad White.
Creator:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Director:
White, Conrad
Producer:
Rivero, Marita
Contributor:
Williams, Ira
Contributor:
Cooper, James
Host:
Fletcher, Leah
Contributor:
Cross, June
Contributor:
Boston Art Ensemble
Contributor:
Cogell, Lloyd
Researcher:
Spooner, Dighton
Contributor:
Davis, Tony
Contributor:
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie
Contributor:
Farrier, Stephen
Date:
November 7, 1974
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Civil rights
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Shaw, Sarah-Ann
African American poets
Mystic Chain (Musical group)
African American authors
Segregation
Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-
Cosby, Bill, 1937-
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_DB5242FC6013497B9059204301FD0EC3