Description: TV SHOW, BLACK JOURNAL, WITH HOST LOU HOUSE, COVERAGE OF ISSUES CONCERNING BLACK AUDIENCE Initial Broadcast Date: June 13, 1972 30 minutes – Color Host Tony Brown is joined by New York Times reporter Paul Delaney and Amsterdam news executive editor Bryant Rollins in a discussion of the significance of African Liberation Day, held in Washington, DC May 27th. African Liberation Day is celebrated each May 25 throughout the African countries. In Washington, the event was marked with a protest against South Africa’s treatment of blacks and American relations with that country. It was also a denouncement of Portuguese policies in Angola, Mozambique, and Guinea Bissau, has been “disregarding the needs of the African majority in Zimbabwe.” The day was also viewed as a demonstration of unity among pan-African and black liberation organizations of the United States of America and of Africa. Activities included a five-mile march by some 10,000 protestors who went from a rally at Meridan Hills Park to the Washington Monument stopping at the respective embassies to read charges and denouncements. In addition speeches were made by such leading figures as Baraka and Roy Innis of CORE. “Black Journal” is a production of NET Division, Educational Broadcasting Corporation Executive producer: Tony Brown
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