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The death of Steve Biko

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Title:
The death of Steve Biko
Description:
In this clip Karen Holmes reports on the death of Steve Biko in South Africa while under police detention. The political activist and anti-apartheid campaigner is reported to have died in hospital after refusing food and water during his hunger strike in protest at apartheid in South Africa. Overall the program consists of a number of magazine-style segments, including an Eduard Diaz interview with Bettye Washington, resident of Columbia Point, Boston (known as Mothers Island) on the difficulties facing the community, "man on the street" interviews with commuters to Columbia Point and their feelings about the area, an "Open Platform" debate moderated by Melvin Moore on whether or not homosexuals should be guaranteed equal rights under the law (with debaters Reverend Margaret Ragona of the Metropolitan Community Church and William Dunham, staff member of The John Birch Society, and panel reporters Neil Miller, editor of Gay Community News, and Flora Haas, contributing writer to the Boston Phoenix, an excerpt from a performance by Al Jarreau that originally appeared in program 608, "Another Approach to Theatre," and the "Say Brother News" with Karen Holmes (on the death of Steve Biko), Eric Sampedro, Sonny Joe White, and Tanya Hart. Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Bruce Shah.
Producer:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Director:
Shah, Bruce
Creator:
Moore, Melvin
Contributor:
Wareham, Skip
Contributor:
Hill, Rebecca
Reporter:
Holmes, Karen
Contributor:
Lane, Frank
Contributor:
Shipley, Jack
Contributor:
Waters, Mitch
Contributor:
Smith, Kathy
Contributor:
Cross, June
Contributor:
Mackles, Gene
Contributor:
Smith, Lee
Host:
Moore, Melvin
Host:
Diaz, Eduardo
Researcher:
Yang, Eileen
Contributor:
Johnson, Nat
Contributor:
Buccheri, Ron
Contributor:
Mahard, Fran
Contributor:
Tomaselli, Robert
Contributor:
Bordett, Bruce
Contributor:
Rivera, George
Contributor:
Sullivan, John L.
Reporter:
Sampedro, Eric
Contributor:
Clark, Marvin
Contributor:
Plausse, John
Reporter:
Joe White, Sunny
Contributor:
MacKnight, John
Contributor:
Handyside, Keith
Contributor:
Morton, Wil
Contributor:
Pugliesi, Joe
Contributor:
Chigas, Basil
Contributor:
Lewis, Webster
Contributor:
Wilson, Bob
Contributor:
St. Onge, David
Date:
September 16, 1977
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Bolling, Royal, Jr
Washington, Bettye
Ayers, Roy
Civil rights
Apartheid
Political prisoners--South Africa
Dunham, William
Haas, Flora
Miller, Neil
Segregation
Jarreau, Al
Ragona, Rev. Margaret
Biko, Stephen, 1946-1977
Bond, Julian, 1940-
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_590BCAF73CAB4E11A7887E9A37026D4F