Description: TV SHOW, BLACK JOURNAL, WITH HOST LOU HOUSE, COVERAGE OF ISSUES CONCERNING BLACK AUDIENCE, 1968 Initial Broadcast Date: September 29, 1969 60 minutes – Color Last July 21, the first Pan-African Cultural Festival opened in Algiers, hosted by the government of Algeria and sponsored by the 41-member Organization of African Unity. Some 4,000 Africans took part in 12 days of performances and discussions and listened to speakers. Among the speakers’ key themes were unity among African states and common aspects of the cultural heritage of Arabs and black Africans. This program offers a look at the festival and includes interviews with two guests who attended, Eldridge Cleaver, minister of information of the Black Panthers and Stokely Carmichael, resigned recently as prime minister of the Black Panthers and a former director of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Carmichael is interviewed by playwright Ed Bullins, Cleaver by a group of Algerian students. Each interview occupies about 10 minutes. Their content will be made available as soon as possible. The remainder of the program concentrates on discussions and performers, including Tunisian, Moroccan, and Senegalese dancers, singers, and drummers who appeared during the festival and took part in a two-hour parade that wound through the streets of Algiers to mark the opening of the festival. Black Journal is a production of National Educational Television. Executive producer: William Greaves Producer and managing editor: Tony Batten Film director: Horace Jenkins
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