Black Journal 1968

Black Journal #1, 1968.061. Crisis in Mass Media: "It's in to be Black", a satire by Godfrey Cambridge. 2. An interview with Huey Newton, from an Oakland prison, on the future of the Black Panthers. 3. A report on the Poor Peoples' campaign as seen by Earl Caldwell of the New York Times. 4. Prospect of the future from Black graduating seniors' point of view, study of attitudes toward the war. the draft and Black power. 5. Coretta King addresses Harvard class day. 6. The New Breed, Harlem manufacturer of African style clothing. 7. Portrait of a jockey.   Black Journal #2, 1968.07 1. A report on Black leadership, including coverage of the explosive CORE convention held July 5-6 in Columbus. Ohio.  2. Interviews with John Wilson (SNCC) and Roy Innis of CORE.  3. Developments in Slack theatre as seen by actor William Marshall and playwright Ed Bullins whose play "A Son Come Home" is excerpted.  4. Leon Bibb looks at regional differences in children's games.  5. Boston schools - bussing to suburbia and progressive ghetto schools.  6. Report of research on sickle cell anemia, a genetic blood disorder disease.  Black Journal #3, 1968.08  1. Reactions of Black press to the Nixon-Agnew ticket.  2. Post-Miami commentary by Claude Lewis of the Philadelphia Bulletin and an interview with convention delegate Thurman Dodson at Washington, D.C., chairman of the Concerned Afro-American Republicans 3. Focus on the Loyal Democrats of Mississippi, a coalition of dissident groups planning to challenge the state's regular delegation in Chicago. 4. An interview with Charles Evers of the NAACP. 5. A special report on Biafra. 6. A profile of director Melvin Van Peebles, "The story of a Three Day Pass." Mr. Van Peebles is the first Black director of a major international film. 7. A study of self-determination in all-Black Roosevelt City, Alabama.  Black Journal #4, 1968.09  1. This program, utilizing a magazine format, features an interview on the political value of Black power with Dr. Nathan Wright, chairman of the Third National Conference on Black Power. 2. An interview with Arthur Ashe, immediately after attaining the Men's Singles title at the U.S. Open Championship in Forest Hills.  3. Karate as an expression of life.  4. Musician Billy Taylor, writer Betty Lomax and John Blair, among others, discuss Black artists and ways in which they are organizing to insure their economic survival and end the traditional economic exploitation of their talents.  5. Examination of the impact of the Black revolt on ''Negro'' family life.  6. The role of major universities in the slums of such cities as New York, Philadelphia and Chicago.  7. A study of the growth of a Louisiana cooperative, originally organized as a farming enterprise by a Black parish priest, which has taken on a manufacturing function as well.  Black Journal #5, 1968.10  1. The emergence of Georgia legislator Julian Bond.  2. Links between African and Afro-American art.  3. School decentralization - discussed by a panel of students from schools throughout the country.  4. The struggle for liberation in Mozambique.  5. The influence of the Black vote in the upcoming election as seen by Dr. Charles Hamilton, chairman of the Political Science Department at Roosevelt University.  Black Journal #6, 1968.11  1. A study of police attitudes points up the disparity between job and race, especially in the case of revolts in the ghetto.  2. A study of the murals of artist Earl Sweeting tracing stages of ancient African history.  3. Reflections on the recent elections.  4. A profile of the Afro-American dance demonstrated by the Eleo Pomare Company.  Black Journal #7, 1968.12  1. Black Journal looks back over the past year in Black America, segment includes filmed interviews with such leaders as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Ron Karenga and men on the street.  2. Two panel discussions focus on events of 1968 as they affected the Black community, featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Communications Secretary of the Black Panthers; LeRoi Jones, poet-playwright;  leader-author, Claude Brown; Robert Johnson editor of Jet Magazine: author-actor, Julian Mayfield (Up-Tight); author-historian, Richard B. Moore; Bill Strickland, former executive director of Northern Student Movement; Alexander Allen, eastern regional director of the Urban League and Dan Watts, editor of "Liberator" Magazine.

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