OF BLACK AMERICA, NO. 1: BLACK HISTORY, LOST, STOLEN, STRAYED (TV)

Summary

Part one of a seven-part series on black America. The program opens with Cosby describing the heritage of black Americans. The program includes a psychiatrist analyzing black-and-white children's drawings, and an analysis of characterizations of blacks in film, including "Uncle Tom's Cabin," "The Birth of a Nation," "Green Pastures," and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," as well as appearances by Shirley Temple and Amos 'n' Andy. Includes the Freedom Library Day School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, preparing black children for public school, sponsored by the Xerox Corporation.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: July 2, 1968 Tuesday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:58:24
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T76:0099
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection - News/Talk
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1968
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CREDITS

    • Perry Wolff … Executive Producer, Writer
    • Andrew A. Rooney … Producer, Writer
    • Vern Diamond … Producer
    • Bill Cosby … Narrator
    • Temple, Shirley (See also: Black, Shirley Temple)