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Black Solidarity Day 1972

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Title:
Black Solidarity Day 1972
Description:
In this clip, Elinor Williams narrates a film on Black Solidarity Day 1972, commencing with a march from Blackstone Park in the South End. Overall, the program addresses a variety of topics via a magazine-format presentation. Host John Slade introduces the following segments: "Performance" with rock/jazz musicians Compost, "Community Events" with Black Solidarity Day organizers Joseph Nkunta, Marie Firman, Karim Atiba Bayete, and Arnold Scott, "Speak Out!" with Jack E. Robinson, President of the Boston Chapter of the NAACP (who talks about the need for adequate police protection in African American neighborhoods and a responsive police force), "man on the street" interviews, in which Slade asks people whether or not they would like an African American officer to command their neighborhood's police district, a "Save Our Cities Expo" review with Melvin Penn (a university student who interviews organizer Reverend Dr. Virgil Wood, Area Chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference), and "African Notes," in which the building of the Volta Dam in Ghana is discussed. Program ushers in a new format that incorporates the interviews and expertise of community members. Produced by John Slade. Directed by Russell Tillman.
Producer:
Slade, John
Director:
Tillman, Russell
Creator:
Davis, Silas
Filmmaker:
Johnson, Henry
Host:
Slade, John
Host:
Penn, Melvin
Contributor:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Other:
Roy Campanella, Jr. (filmmaker)
Date:
June 15, 1972
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Black Solidarity Day--Boston--Massachusetts (19 May 1972)
Segregation
Nkunta, Joseph
Scott, Arnold
Wood, Dr. Virgil
Black Expo--Boston--Massachusetts (1972)
Civil rights
Firman, Marie
Williams, Elinor
Robinson, Jack E.
Bayete, Karim Atiba
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_7071C9E295A6498DBF766A4ABF2C37C9