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Using food as a racial metaphor



Growing Old - 1974

Program features a short documentary film produced by the National Caucus on the Black Aged, Inc. titled "Old, Black and Alive." About the living conditions and attitudes of older African Americans, "Old, Black and Alive" has the stated objective of depicting "both the similarities and the differences" among the aged in Macon County, Alabama. Additional program segments include poetry readings by Sylvia Wright, an interview with composer Dr. Hall Johnson (who, at 81, reflects upon the sources of his work) conducted by Sarah-Ann Shaw, a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), an "Access" segment on the Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, "Information" on incorporating a business, and "Commentary" on values by Say Brother Producer Marita Rivero.