Program
Take This Hammer
Producing Organization
KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)
Contributing Organization
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/512-2r3nv9b09w
NOLA Code
TKTH
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Description
The increasing bitterness, demoralization and despair of Negro youths in San Francisco - a city of widely advertised liberal and cosmopolitan traditions - is explored in an on-the-spot and voiceover report. Negro author James Baldwin is taken on a tour of San Francisco by Orville Luster, Executive Director of Youth for Service. The tour takes them through the Hunters Point area, San Francisco's so-called "black ghetto," where 80 percent of the people are Negroes; through the Fillmore area, the "little Harlem"; and through the city's Western Addition redevelopment project - described by Mr. Baldwin as a "Negro removal" project. Mr. Baldwin and Mr. Luster talk to groups of Negroes from each area, as well as leaders of the Negro civic organizations and "action groups". James Baldwin, is one of the leading spokesmen of the Negro and his cause. Mr. Baldwin is considered one of the top writers in the literary tradition of the 1960s. TAKE THIS HAMMER: a 1963 production for National Educational Television by KQED-TV, San Francisco's educational television station. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
A longer version of this program is available at: https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/216518.
Also available online is an interview with director Richard O. Moore: https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/210522.
45 minute program, produced in black and white on film by KQED.
Broadcast
1964-01-20
Asset type
Program
Topics
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:44:22
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Credits
Camera Operator: Saraf, Irving
Camera Operator: Charlton, Robert
Camera Operator: Greene, Phillip
Director: Moore, Richard
Host: Baldwin, James
Host: Luster, Orville
Producer: Moore, Richard
Producing Organization: KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2005870-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 16mm film
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2005870-2 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Master
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2005870-3 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Copy: Access
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2005870-4 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 16mm film
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: B&W
Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive
Identifier: [request film based on title] (Indiana University)
Format: 16mm film
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Citations
Chicago: “Take This Hammer,” 1964-01-20, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed November 26, 2020, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-512-2r3nv9b09w.
MLA: “Take This Hammer.” 1964-01-20. Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. November 26, 2020. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-512-2r3nv9b09w>.
APA: Take This Hammer. Boston, MA: Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-512-2r3nv9b09w