Black Culture Connection

Explore Black history and culture though films, stories, and voices across public media.


Take This Hammer

From The WNET Group Archives:

Author and activist James Baldwin meets with members of San Francisco's African American community in 1963. Escorted by Youth For Service's executive director, Orville Luster, Baldwin is intent on discovering "the real situation of Negroes in the city, as opposed to the image San Francisco would like to present." KQED produced this segment for NET, the predecessor of WNET.


James Baldwin from "The Negro and the American Promise"

From American Experience:

James Baldwin appears in Boston public television producer Henry Morgenthau III's "The Negro and the American Promise," alongside Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. The New York Times described the James Baldwin segment as "a television experience that seared the conscience."


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