Black, Blues, Black! (Episodes 6&7)

October 6, 2020
6:00pm Central Time
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During the summer of 1968, KQED in San Francisco co-produced, along with the Ford Foundation's National Educational Television (the predecessor to today's Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)), a ten episode series entitled "Blacks, Blues, Black!" hosted by Maya Angelou.

The series was thought to be lost. In 2013, Maya Angelou stated publicly that she wished that the series had been archived, initiating a nationwide search for it. The complete series was soon located in the Library of Congress. After a year-long digitalizing project, on May 14, 2014, the series was finally ready for public viewing again.

Maya Angelou was immediately notified and plans begun to air the series nationally. Then, on May 28, 2014, Maya Angelou died. The plans were abandoned.

This screening will be the first national pubic screening of "Blacks, Blues, Black!" since 1968.

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Blacks, Blues, Black! Episode 6: Education | KQED Arts

Episode 6 of a 10-part TV series made by Dr. Maya Angelou for KQED in 1968 called Blacks, Blues, Black!, which examines the influence of African American culture on modern American society. Includes scenes of Dr. Angelou in the studio reflecting on how education has the power to transform or destroy the lives of African Americans and emphasizing the need for new approaches to teaching in "ghetto schools." She states: "The man who controls education controls the future, as well as the past." Also features views on location of: traditional and modern forms of education in Kenya; students at the Martin Luther King School in San Francisco being taught using James Brown material and singing songs in support of Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton; an interview with Mrs Ines Andry and Welvin Stroud at the Martin Luther King School and lectures by Dr. Robert Edgren at Mills College and Leo Bazile at Cal State Hayward. This episode was written and produced by Dr. Maya Angelou and directed by Robert Hagopian. Hit that SUBSCRIBE button! www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=kqedart Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kqedarts Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/KQEDarts

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Blacks, Blues, Black! Episode 7: Business | KQED Arts

Episode 7 of a 10-part TV series made by Dr. Maya Angelou for KQED in 1968 called Blacks, Blues, Black!, which examines the influence of African American culture on modern American society. Includes scenes of Dr. Angelou in the studio arguing that it's useless for African Americans to try and conform to white middle-class values, if they want to lead a productive and fulfilling life. She emphasizes how African Americans should instead be: "breaking new ground ... opening avenues in business, in ... coping with a capitalistic society." Also features views on location of Dr. Angelou interviewing Ralph Bradley at Arabesco Air, Everett Brandon at PACT (which helps with business start-ups) and James Treadgill of Jamaican Tours, who benefitted from PACT's services. Ends with a panel discussion featuring Zack Thompson, Ralph Bradley, Mrs Josephine Richardson and Lee Deamous, led by Dr. Angelou. This episode was written and produced by Dr. Maya Angelou and directed by Robert Hagopian. Hit that SUBSCRIBE button! www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=kqedart Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kqedarts Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/KQEDarts

121min 44sec

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  • Kwami Abdul-Bey

    Co-Convenor of the Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement

  • Clarice Abdul-Bey

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