Program
Blacks and the Constitution
Producing Organization
WOSU-TV (Television station : Columbus, Ohio)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-901zc7ss6c
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Description
Program Description
"In this the two hundredth anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, issues such as the meaning of freedom, equality and dignity before the law have been the subjects of public discussion. This program addresses some of those issues by focusing effectively on the impact of the Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court on Black America. Through a [spontaneous] and lively exchange of ideas among three noted Black experts, the program traces the difficult path Blacks have taken in securing their human rights, even with this document in place. News correspondent Norma Quarles moderates the program with Julian Bond providing (program setting) opening and closing remarks. "BLACKS AND THE CONSTITUTION was the only program produced during the year of the Constitution specifically focusing on America's largest minority, Blacks, with regard to the Constitution, its history, and the Supreme Court. The program was [constructed] to provide opposing and varying viewpoints from an important segment of the American population, Black Americans. The program is an excellent study of how the Supreme Court works in interpreting the Constitution and the laws of the land for its people: and the importance of individual and collective understanding and participation in the framing and experiencing of freedom under this document."--1987 Peabody Awards entry form.The program begins with a reading of a segment of the constitution, and the host introduces the program and briefly discusses how black Americans have had to fight for their constitutional rights. After the introduction, the panel discussion begins. The panel consists of a number of experts on African Americans, and they discuss topics like whether the constitution was intended only for whites, slavery in America, the Bill of Rights and other constitutional amendments, Supreme Court decisions like Plessy v. Ferguson, the Civil Rights Movement. They also discuss the distinction between desegregation and integration, issues with affirmative action, and their concerns for the future.
Broadcast Date
1987-07-09
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:58:50.260
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Credits
Producing Organization: WOSU-TV (Television station : Columbus, Ohio)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-ef01d7a405a (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 0:57:46
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Citations
Chicago: “Blacks and the Constitution,” 1987-07-09, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-901zc7ss6c.
MLA: “Blacks and the Constitution.” 1987-07-09. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-901zc7ss6c>.
APA: Blacks and the Constitution. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-901zc7ss6c