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Documenting African American history

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Title:
Documenting African American history
Description:
This clip features an interview with Byron Rushing, Director of the Museum of Afro-American History in Boston, on the aims of the museum and the difficulties in documenting African American history. Overall program 109 focuses on the seizure and transport of African men, women, and children to the United States and Atlantic coast colonies. The physical transport, called "Middle Passage," is illustrated via the use of a filmstrip on the topic prepared by the Afro Audiovisual Company of Boston. Additional segments include the "Historical Minute" with Georgia State Representative Julian Bond, "Information" on why the slave trade took place, a performance by mime Fred Johnson (Halim Adbur Rashid), a filmed segment with Byron Rushing, Director of the Museum of Afro-American History in Boston, on the aims of the museum and the difficulties in documenting African American history, segment interludes with Wolf (of the musical group Mandrill), Coffee Cave and Tasha Jones (then cast member of The Wiz); "Book Beat," and commentary by Sarah-Ann Shaw on Third World struggles for independence. Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.
Director:
White, Conrad
Producer:
Rivero, Marita
Creator:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Contributor:
Simons, Fred
Contributor:
Buccheri, Ron
Contributor:
Loerzel, David
Contributor:
Wilson, Bob
Contributor:
Holden, Dick
Contributor:
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie
Contributor:
Benson, Bill
Engineer:
Spangler, Jennifer
Contributor:
LeCain, Larry
Contributor:
Webster Lewis Septet, The
Contributor:
Kane, Pat
Contributor:
Hutton, David
Contributor:
Smith, Kathy
Contributor:
Wright, Sylvia
Engineer:
Correia, Dennis
Contributor:
Charette, Bill
Contributor:
Wareham, Skip
Engineer:
Handyside, Keith
Contributor:
Izzi, Steve
Contributor:
Fletcher, Leah
Contributor:
Kenner, Sharon
Engineer:
Fairweather, Bill
Contributor:
Dick, Michael
Contributor:
Sullivan, John L.
Contributor:
Rivero, Marita
Contributor:
Lane, Frank
Contributor:
MacDonald, Greg
Contributor:
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr.
Host:
Crippens, David
Contributor:
Crane, David
Contributor:
Tarter, Margaret
Contributor:
MacKnight, John
Contributor:
Haydock, Rodger
Contributor:
Hadfield, Peter
Contributor:
Silva, Candelaria
Contributor:
Plausse, John
Contributor:
Floyd, Michael
Contributor:
Bravo Wing, Carla
Engineer:
Balhatchet, Tom
Contributor:
Chigas, Basil
Contributor:
Koppel, Tiit
Contributor:
Henry, Arthur
Contributor:
Bagwell, Orlando
Contributor:
Estus, Boyd
Contributor:
Devitt, Douglas
Contributor:
Speight, Alonzo R.
Contributor:
Bordett, Bruce
Researcher:
Spooner, Dighton
Contributor:
St. Onge, David
Contributor:
Wright, Rodner
Contributor:
Cogell, Lloyd
Contributor:
Smith, Lee
Date:
December 3, 1975
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Bond, Julian
Slave trade
Afro Audiovisual Company (Boston, Mass.)
Mandrill, Wolf
Museum of Afro-American History (Boston, Mass.)
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Museums--Massachusetts
Rushing, Byron
Shaw, Sarah-Ann
Jones, Tasha
Segregation
Civil rights
Cave, Coffee
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_8AD50E7438324C07B3970964FA6EBE9F