See and hear author, activist and American Master James Baldwin meet with members of the local African-American community in San Francisco in the early 1960s. “Take This Hammer” shows a Baldwin intent on discovering what he called, “the real situation of Negroes in the city, as opposed to the image San Francisco would like to present.”
Film courtesy of the Channel Thirteen-PBS in New York archive.
For fifty years, THIRTEEN has produced a wide array of high quality, ground-breaking and provocative programs for public television audiences in the New York area and across the country. Their 50th Anniversary Video Vault samples of some of the finest programs produced by THIRTEEN over the last half century.