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Black Nativity

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Title:
Black Nativity
Description:
This clip is an excerpt from "Black Nativity," performed by vocalists from the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts. This musical production is based on the play "Black Nativity." by Langston Hughes. Overall, the program is A Say Brother special presentation, "Christmas in Color", features the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts' musical adaptation of Langston Hughes' "Black Nativity," which was performed in-studio. Additional segments include a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson) and a "Christmas Cabaret" featuring four songs by vocalist Chip Garnett with back-up vocalists Cheryl Freeman and Sheryl Shell. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray.
Producer:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Creator:
Moore, Melvin
Contributor:
Bordett, Bruce
Contributor:
Rivera, George
Contributor:
Handyside, Keith
Contributor:
Sullivan, John L.
Contributor:
Blackman, Vernon
Contributor:
Shah, Bruce
Contributor:
Morton, Wil
Contributor:
Lewis, Webster
Contributor:
Waters, Mitch
Musician:
Ross, John
Contributor:
O'Brien, Lindsey
Contributor:
Shipley, Jack
Contributor:
Clarke, Brian
Contributor:
St. Onge, David
Contributor:
White, Conrad
Contributor:
Kane, Pat
Contributor:
Fairweather, Bill
Contributor:
Chigas, Basil
Contributor:
Mackles, Gene
Contributor:
Clark, Marvin
Contributor:
Himes, Eric
Researcher:
Yang, Eileen
Contributor:
Horne, Danny
Contributor:
Holden, Dick
Contributor:
Cross, June
Contributor:
Wareham, Skip
Contributor:
LaBillois, Ann
Contributor:
McGonagle, Richard
Contributor:
MacKnight, John
Musician:
Allen, Pearl
Contributor:
Smith, Lee
Contributor:
Johnson, Nat
Contributor:
Plausse, John
Contributor:
Lane, Frank
Contributor:
Hill, Rebecca
Contributor:
Howard, George
Contributor:
Mahard, Fran
Contributor:
Smith, Kathy
Contributor:
Wilson, Billy
Date:
December 23, 1977
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Black Nativity (Theatrical production)
African Americans in the performing arts
Garnett, Chip
Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts (Roxbury, Mass.)
Christmas plays, American
Freeman, Cheryl
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Shell, Sheryl
African American singers
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_4B27B5C7FBDA40E1B9BB9FEE8F534F45