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Tony Brown's Journal, The Big Black Boom On the Great White Way
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directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Tony Brown, 1933-; interview by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1979), 23 mins
A sharp, fast-paced, sophisticated look at some of Broadway’s Black plays and producers that have made New York the theatre capital of the world. Guests: Eubie Blake; Melvin van Peebles, playwright, producer and actor; Ken Harper, producer, The Wiz; and Harold Wheeler, musical arranger and composer.
directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Tony Brown, 1933-; interview by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1979), 23 mins
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Tony Brown's Journal, Black College Day
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directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1981), 23 mins
This edition of Tony Brown's Journal focuses on Black colleges and Black College Day in Washington DC.
directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1981), 23 mins
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Tony Brown's Journal, The Black Eagles, Part 4: Red Tails and Black Aces
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directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Sheryl J. Parker, fl. 1983, Tony Brown, 1933- and James Cannady, fl. 1983-2004, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1983), 28 mins
Discusses the Black experience in the military, focuses on the training and participation of Black airmen in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, such as the Tuskegee Airmen of the 99th Fighter Squadron. Also discusses the social climate of prejudice facing the airmen at home and abroad and their success i...
directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Sheryl J. Parker, fl. 1983, Tony Brown, 1933- and James Cannady, fl. 1983-2004, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1983), 28 mins
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Tony Brown's Journal, Black Hollywood - The Way It Was
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directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Sheryl J. Parker, fl. 1983, Tony Brown, 1933- and James Cannady, fl. 1983-2004; interview by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1983), 1 hour 46 mins
This four-part version of the 90-minute documentary is about the secret history of race movies. Between 1910 and 1950, over 150 independent film companies were organized for the specific purpose of producing Black-cast films. Of the 400 Black-produced films that were made, Oscar Micheaux produced 10 percent of the...
directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Sheryl J. Parker, fl. 1983, Tony Brown, 1933- and James Cannady, fl. 1983-2004; interview by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1983), 1 hour 46 mins
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Tony Brown's Journal, Black Revolt In The 80s
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directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Sheryl J. Parker, fl. 1983; interview by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1981), 23 mins
In this edition of Tony Brown's Journal, Tony Brown looks at Black activism and militancy.
directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Sheryl J. Parker, fl. 1983; interview by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1981), 23 mins
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Tony Brown's Journal, From the Library of Black History, Black Hollywood
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directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Sheryl J. Parker, fl. 1983, James Cannady, fl. 1983-2004 and Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1989), 29 mins
Before Denzel and Halle won the Oscar. Before Jamie Foxx riveted audiences with his spot-on portrayal of Ray Charles, there was a time when Black actors and actresses were limited in what they could portray in motion pictures. In many roles they were reduced to subservient roles such as maids, cooks and nannies. B...
directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Sheryl J. Parker, fl. 1983, James Cannady, fl. 1983-2004 and Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1989), 29 mins
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Tony Brown's Journal, George Kirby Presents King Heroin
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directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Tony Brown, 1933-; interview by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1983), 23 mins
In a dramatic performance, the Funny-man and impressionist lays it on the line about the dangers of drugs and his life in prison for drug abuse. The man of many faces and matchless talent performs 'King Heroin' as only George Kirby can – inimitably.
directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Tony Brown, 1933-; interview by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1983), 23 mins
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Tony Brown's Journal, The Green Brick Road
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directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Sheryl J. Parker, fl. 1983, Tony Brown Productions; interview by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1980), 27 mins
This 1980 episode of Tony Brown's Journal is a discussion of Black dialect and a group of parents who sued a school district because their children, who speak Black dialect, weren't learning.
directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Sheryl J. Parker, fl. 1983, Tony Brown Productions; interview by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1980), 27 mins
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Tony Brown's Journal, The House With Music In It
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directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by James Cannady, fl. 1983-2004; interview by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1981), 23 mins
This 1981 episode of Tony Brown's Journal is a discussion of Lionel Hampton and his impact on public housing projects in New York City.
directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by James Cannady, fl. 1983-2004; interview by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1981), 23 mins
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Tony Brown's Journal, How Black Civilization Was Destroyed?
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directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Benjamin Cooke, fl. 1979-1982; interview by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1982), 28 mins
Why did it happen? Dr. Chancellor Williams, widely-acclaimed historian, explains his soundly-researched theory as to why Africans, the first builders of civilization in the cradle of world civilization and the discoverers of mathematics, writing, sciences, engineering, medicine, religion, fine arts and the builder...
directed by Michael Colgan, 1941-1983; produced by Benjamin Cooke, fl. 1979-1982; interview by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1982), 28 mins
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