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The meaning of Kwanzaa

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Title:
The meaning of Kwanzaa
Description:
An excerpt from a program that focuses on the meaning and celebration of Kwanzaa. Through interviews conducted by children discovering the meaning of Kwanzaa and an in-studio ceremony, Say Brother examines, with the help of Brother Imara, Kwanzaa's ceremonial elements (straw mat, candle holder, candles), the seven principles celebrated during Kwanzaa (unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith), the "first fruits," the difference between Kwanzaa and Christmas, and the meaning of the unity cup and the ears of corn placed on the ceremonial table. The second half of the program contains a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), "Access" (with Jackie W. Cooper, Director of the Roxbury Alcoholic Intervention Center on what the Center does), an in-studio performance by the Helen Hollins Singers (gospel), "Information" (on the Highland Park Free School), and the "Community Calendar." Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.
Producer:
Rivero, Marita
Creator:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Director:
White, Conrad
Contributor:
Sullivan, John L.
Researcher:
Spooner, Dighton
Contributor:
LeCain, Larry
Contributor:
Plausse, John
Filmmaker:
Johnson, Henry
Contributor:
Boston Art Ensemble
Contributor:
Cogell, Lloyd
Engineer:
Correia, Dennis
Contributor:
Crane, David
Contributor:
Hutton, David
Contributor:
MacDonald, Greg
Contributor:
Farrier, Stephen
Contributor:
Koppel, Tiit
Engineer:
Handyside, Keith
Contributor:
Bordett, Bruce
Contributor:
Smith, Kathy
Contributor:
Charette, Bill
Contributor:
St. Onge, David
Contributor:
Lane, Frank
Contributor:
Cross, June
Engineer:
Fairweather, Bill
Engineer:
Balhatchet, Tom
Contributor:
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr.
Contributor:
Simons, Fred
Contributor:
Chigas, Basil
Contributor:
Holden, Dick
Contributor:
Floyd, Michael
Contributor:
MacKnight, John
Contributor:
Kane, Pat
Contributor:
Wilson, Bob
Contributor:
Wareham, Skip
Contributor:
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie
Engineer:
Thomas, Andrew
Contributor:
Buccheri, Ron
Date:
December 19, 1974
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Roxbury Alcoholic Intervention Center
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Civil rights
Cooper, Jackie W.
Highland Park Free School
African Americans--Folklore
Kwanzaa
Helen Hollins Singers, The (Musical group)
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_943EA34AF463462A8E5EF19E45D84046