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Contact Infomation:

Special Collections

MSU Libraries

366 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48824

517.884.6471

E-mail:spc@mail.lib.msu.edu

URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:

2008

Date Processed:

2009

Acquisitions Information:

Special Collections, MSU Libraries, received the American Black Journal (ABJ) Archive as a donation from Detroit Public Television in 2008, in partnership with MATRIX, The Center for Humane Arts, Letters & Social Sciences Online. The analog videotapes of ABJ shows are deposited in Special Collections after digitization at MATRIX.

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, American Black Journal Archive, MSS 219, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

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Collection Summary:

The Finding Aid for the American Black Journal is comprised of four Series containing ABJ shows, correspondence, business files and research materials.  Each series contains materials pertinent to the production of the show at its inception in 1968 and spanning its 34 year broadcast history.

Historical Background:

Colored People’s Time first aired in 1968 in Detroit, Michigan as a weekly TV show highlighting and promoting African American history and culture.  It began during the Civil Rights era, a time in American history fraught with upheaval and change.  In the 1970’s and until the late 1980s it held the title of Detroit Black Journal.  In 1988 its title became the American Black Journal.  ABJ, an important and prestigious venue of media coverage promoting interest in and responsibility for African American community involvement, is one of the longest running, locally produced TV shows in the nation, giving a national voice to African Americans across all walks of life.

Processing Note:

Materials were processed by Dr. Peter Berg, Molly Dean and Lisa Denison of the MSU Libraries: July 2008-October 2009.

Arrangement:


 

Series 1: ABJ Shows – Undated/Un-numbered (Alpha ordered by subject matter) shows, Dated/Un-numbered (Chronological order) shows and Dated and Numbered shows.

Series 2: ABJ Correspondence – Printed letters by Detroit Public TV (WTVS) managers, ABJ show artists/celebrities, publishers, producers and viewers between 1976-1987.

Series 3: Business & Production Files – All files related to the financial and technical aspects of show production.

Series 4: ABJ Show Research Files – Research materials collected to help aid in American Black Journal show topic selection and production.


Description of series:

Series 1: ABJ Shows

Box Folder Description
    Shows: Unnumbered/Undated (Alpha by Subject)
1 1 “Acquaye, Sake – Wulomei Dance Co.”
  2 “Africa in Review – Parts 1 & 2”
  3 “Baraka, Amiri”
  4 “Black Youth Show”
  5 “Butler, Jerry”
  6 “Cobbs, Grace”
  7 “Count Basie”
  8 “Franklin, Aretha”
  9 “Gregory, Dick”
  10 “West Indian Show 1”
    Shows: Unnumbered/Dated (Chronological)
  11 “Detroit – Economic Growth Council” – 10/26/1976
  12 “Wayne County Jail” – 12/22/1977
  13 “Eartha Kitt” – 1978
  14 “DCA Jazz” – 12/3/1979
  15 “Nature’s Way: Pts. 1 & 2” – 1/14/1980
  16 “Hastings Street Jazz Experience – 1/29/1980
  17 “Space Jazz” – 2/12/1980
  17.1 “Human Rights in the 1980’s” – 2/13/1980
  18 “Music – Detroit Style” – 2/19/1980
  19 “Blues in Review: Pt 2” – 2/26/1980
  20 “Fast Food” – 4/21/1980
  21 “Stevie Wonder” – 5/1980
  22 “Goode, Mal (Nat’l. Black Network)” – 5/20/80
  23 “Rockie Robins” – 5/23/1980
  24 “Police Brutality” – 6/24/1980
  25 “Presumed Innocent” [Prisons] – 6/25/1980
  26 “RJ’s Latest Arrival” – 7/2/1980
  27 “What About the Worker” – 7/8/1980
  28 “Malcolm & Martin: Ministers of Light” – 7/25/1980
  29 “Robert Martin Szajner” – 9/8/1980
  30 “Wendall Harrison” – 9/22/1980
  31 “Black Scholarship – 9/23/1980
  32 “Roy Ayers” – 10/28/1980
  33 “1980 U.S. Election” – 11/1980
  34 “Metro Times” – 12/12/1980
  35 “City Life – Washington D.C. – 1980
  36 “SUN-RA – 1980
  37 “Mental Health” 5/1/1981
  38 “Making Big Money in America” – Trower-Subira, George – 5/21/1981
  39 “Black Dyad” – 1981
  40 “P.S.A. Promos” – 1981
  41 “Wobblies” – 1981/1982
  42 “Our Creative Selves” – 1981-1983
  43 “Masters of Music” – 1982
  44 “George Washington Carver” – 1982-1983
  45 “Technical Explosion” – 1982-1983
  46 “Rock – Radio – Racism” – 2/9/1983
  47 “Public Education: A Community Crisis” – 1983
  48 “World Adventure” – 1983
  49 “Booker T & W.E.B. Dubois – 1984
Box Folder Description
2 1 “Adoption” – 4/1985
  2 “Retrospective (Detroit Black Journal)” – 9/24/1985
  3 “African World Festival” – 10/1/1985
  4 “Workfare” – 1985
  5 “Black English: Adult Literacy” – 1/7/1986
  6 “Cocaine” (Crack) – 5/5/1986
  7 “Drug Business” – 5/12/1986
  8 “Financial Planning” – 5/19/1986
  9 “Farrell-Donaldson, Marie” – 6/16/1986
  10 “Detroit Board of Education” – 7/7/1986
  11 “Drug War” – 7/21/1986
  11.1 “Aging” – 5/6/1987
  11.2 “Virginia Park: A neighborhood” – 7/29/1987
  12 “School Strike” – 9/14/1987
  13 “Cosmetic Changes – Michael Jackson” – 10/5/1987
  14 “Jefferson & Elliott” – 10/12/1987
  15 “Housing Discrimination” – 10/19/1987
  16 “School Board Recall” – 10/26/1987
  17 “Black Images in Television Movies” – 11/2/1987
  18 “Natalie Cole” – 11/9/1987
  19 “SCLC/Urban League” – 11/16/1987
  20 “Detroit Strategic Plan” – 11/23/1987
  21 “Miki Howard” – 11/30/1987
  22 “No Crime Day” – 12/10/1987
  23 “Richard Manning” – 12/14/1987
  24 “Black Women” – 12/21/1987
  25 “GM Layoffs” – 1/4/1988
  26 “Homeless” – 1/25/1988
  26.1 “Racism” – 2/1/1988
  27 “Black History” – 2/8/1988
  28 “Health Care” – 2/15/1988
  28.1 “Round Table” – 2/22/1988
  29 “War on Crack” – 2/24/1988
  29.1 “Crack Follow-Up” – 2/29/1988
  30 “Yolanda King” – 3/21/1988
  31 “Michigan Caucus” – 3/28/1988
  32 “John Jacob – National Urban League” – 8/1/1988
  33 “Les Brown” – 5/23/1988, 1/9/1989
  34 “Black Bible Chronicle Series – Rappin with Jesus” – 8/17/93
  35 “Jackson, Freddie – November 1993
  36 “Gumbel, Greg – July 1994
  37 “Saitotee, Tepilit Ole Kenyan” – 1/1/2001
Box Folder Description
    Shows: Dated/Numbered
3 1 “Interracial Adoption” – 10/1/90 – Show # 2201
  2 “Mayor Young” – 10/8/90 – Show # 2202 (1)
  3 “Mayor Young” – 10/8/90 – Show # 2202 (2)
  4 “Medical Transplants” – 7/15/91 – Show # 2203R
  5 “Buy in Detroit” – 10/29/90 – Show # 2204
  6 “Danny Glover – the Man & His Art” – 11/5/90 – Show # 2205
  7 “Detroit’s Ombudsman” – 11/8/1990 – Show # 2206
  8 “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show” – 11/19/1990 – Show # 2207
  9 “Brig. General Marcelite Harris & Tuskegee Airmen” – 11/26/1990 – Show # 2208
  10 “Holiday Gospel” – 12/17/1990 – Show # 2210
  11 “Les Brown: the Motivator” – 1/7/1991 – Show # 2211
  12 “Minorities in Saudi Arabia” – 1/14/1991 – Show # 2212
  13 “State of Black America” – 1/21/1991 – Show # 2213
  14 “State Budget Cuts” – 1/28/1991 – Show # 2214
  15 “Wally Amos/LVA” – 2/4/1991 – Show # 2215
  16 “Black History Month” – 2/18/1991 – Show # 2216
  17 “Motivation in the 90’s” – 3/11/1991 – Show # 2218R
  18 “Ralph Cooper: Amateur Night” – 3/18/1991 – Show 2219
  19 “The Homeless” – 3/25/1991 – Show # 2220
  20 “SOSAD – Talent Competition (Save Our Sons & Daughters) – 4/1/1991 – Show # 2221
  21 “Tax Show – Financial Planning” – 4/8/1991 – Show # 2222
  22 “Patrice Some” 4/22/1991 – Show # 2223
  23 “N.A.A.C.P. – 4/21/1991 – Show # 2224
  24 “N.A.A.C.P. – 4/21/1991 – Show # 2224
Box Folder Description
4 1 “Domestic Funding Cuts” – 5/31/91 – Show # 2226
  2 “TAP Center for Creative Studies” – 5/20/1991 – Show # 2227
  3 “Veteran Support Group” 5/27/1991 – Show # 2228
  4 “Older but…/Tanner Exhibit” 6/3/1991 – Show 2229
  5 “McGriff – Graduation School Year – 1990/91 – 6/10/1991 – Show # 2230
  6 “Blacks in Money Management” – 6/17/1991 – Show # 2231
  7 “Matty Rich/Apollo in Michigan” – 6/24/1991 – Show # 2232
  8 “Trudy Gallant’s Farewell” – 7/1/1991 – Show 2233
  9 “Minority Engineer Recruitment” – 7/8/1991 – Show # 2234
  10 “Gospelfest” – 7/22/1991 – Show # 2235
  11 “Third World Conference” – 8/12/1991 – Show # 2236
  12 “Black Church/Children” – 9/29/1991 – Show # 2300A
  13 “Black Youths and Their Perspectives” – 10/6/1991 – Show # 2300B
  14 “Black Images and Stereotypes in the Media” – 10/13/1991 – Show # 2300C
  15 “Black Governance & Programs” – 10/20/1991 – Show # 2300D
  16 “GA (General Assistance)…Gone Forever?” Pt. 1 – 10/28/1991 – Show # 2301
  17 “GA (General Assistance)…Gone Forever?” Pt. 2 – 11/4/1991 – Show # 2302
  18 “Us Helping Us” 11/11/1991 – Show # 2303
  19 “Black Colleges – Will They Survive?” – 11/18/1991 – Show # 2304
Box Folder Description
5 1 “Greenfield Village Gullah/Sounds of Blackness” – 12/2/1991 – Show# 2306
  2 “Blacks in the 90’s & The Environment” – 12/16/2001 – Show # 3207
  3 “The Tenets of Kwanzaa” – 12/23/1991 – Show # 2308
  4 “The Holiday Musicale” – 12/31/1991 – Show # 2309
  5 “A New Beginning – with Les Brown” – 1/6/1992 – Show # 2310
  6 “Public Housing-Who Should Pay?” – 1/13/1992 – Show # 2311
  7 “Civil Rights-Then and Now” – 1/20/1992 – Show # 2312
  8 “Business Tax Abatements” – 1/27/1992 – Show # 2313
  9 “Gold of Africa” – 2/3/1992 – Show # 2314
  10 “Black & Social Organizations” – 2/10/1992 – Show # 2315
  11 “Police & Community Coalitions” – 2/17/1992 – Show # 2316
  12 “Black Businesses: Striving to Succeed – 2/24/1992 – Show # 2317
  13 “Blacks in the Performing Arts” – 3/2/1992 – Show # 2318
  14 “Minority Health Care” – 3/9/1992 – Show # 2319
  15 “Montreux Detroit-Jazz Highlights” – 3/23/1992 – Show # 2320
Box Folder Description
6 1 “Criminal Justice & Videotape” – 3/30/1992 – Show # 2321
  2 “Tax Time” – 4/6/1992 – Show # 2322
  3 “National Minority Cancer Awareness Week” – 4/13/1992 – Show # 2323
  4 “Minority Youth and Volunteerism” – 4/20/1992 – Show # 2324
  5 “Special: A Community Responds” – 5/4/1992 – Show # 2325
  6 “NAACP: Funding the Future” – 5/11/1992 – Show # 2326
  7 “Seniors: Our New Generation” – 5/18/1992 – Show # 2327
  8 “Black Veterans” – 5/25/1992 – Show # 2328
  9 “Minority Youth & Summer” – 6/1/1992 – Show # 2329
  10 “Moore African Art” – Undated – Show # unknown
  11 “Life Styles of Black Youth” – 9/28/1992 – Show # 2400A
  12 “Holding On the Succeed” – 10/5/1992 – Show # 2400B
  13 “Respect Yourself & Live (AIDS)” – 10/12/1992 – Show # 2400C
  14 “Time Out: Refrain & Exclaim” – 10/19/1992 – Show # 2400D
  15 “Black Unity” – 10/26/1992 – Show # 2401
  16 “Election ’92: What’s In It for US” – 11/2/1992 – Show # 2402
  17 “PBS Music Cue Sheets” – 11/9/1992 – Show #s 2403 & 2404
Box Folder Description
7 1 “Malcolm X: The Man, The Memory” – 11/23/1992 – Show # 2405
  2 “Reverend Cecil Williams” – 11/30/1992 – Show # 2406
  3 “Malice Green: Justice or Outrage?” – 12/14/1992 – Show # 2407
  4 “Kawanzaa” – 12/21/1992 – Show # 2408
  5 “Holiday Music Special” – 12/28/1992 – Show # 2409
  6 “DBJ Music Cue Sheets” – 1/1993-6/1993 – Show #s 2400 Series
  7 “Les Brown” – 1/4/1993 – Show # 2410
  8 “Black Auto Dealerships and the Auto Industry – 1/11/1993 – Show # 2411
  9 “Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute” – 1/18/1993 – Show # 2412
  10 “Black Male/Female Relationships” – 1/25/1993 – Show # 2413
  11 “Urban City Gambling” – 2/1/1993 – Show # 2414
  12 “The Sixties Revolution” – 2/8/1993 – Show # 2415
  13 “The State of Black America” – 2/15/1993 – Show # 2416
  14 “Incarceration & the Black Community” – 2/22/1993 – Show # 2417
  15 “Chris Webber” – 3/1/1993 – Show # 2418
  16 “Blue Pigs” – 3/22/1993 – Show # 2419
  17 “Civilian Conservation Corp” – 3/29/1993 – Show # 2420
  18 “Pension Fund Capital – 4/5/1993 – Show # 2421
  19 “Domestic Financial Affairs” – 4/5/1993 – Show # 2422
  20 “Willie Horton” – 4/26/1993 – Show # 2423
  21 “Africa: The Motherland” or “Friends for Africa” – 5/3/1993 – Show # 2424
  22 “Legalese Made Simple in the Neighborhood” – 5/10/1993 – Show # 2425
Box Folder Description
8 1 “The African American Marketplace” – 5/17/1993 – Show # 2426
  2 “Casino Gambling” – 5/21/1993 – Show # 2427
  3 “Mr. Mayor, One More Time?” – 6/21/1993 – Show # 2431
  4 “War on Black Youth” – 6/22/1993 – Show # DBJ SP01
  5 “Police Brutality” – 6/28/1993 – Show # 2432
  6 “Self Help Programs” – 7/5/1993 – Show # 2433
  7 “Black Cinema” – 8/2/1993 – Show # 2437R
  8 “Malice Green” – 9/29/1993 – Show # 2501
  9 “Politics and the Media” – 10/6/1993 – Show # 2502
  10 “Blackmail” – Pearl Cleage – 10/13/1993 – Show # 2503
  11 “Politics in Southfield” – 10/27/1993 – Show # 2505
  12 “Dennis Archer” – 10/29/1993 – Show # 2506
  13 “Detroit After the Election” – 11/3/1993 – Show # 2507
  14 “Keith Butler – Pt.1” – 11/10/1993 – Show # 2508
  15 “Shrine of the Black Madonna” – 11/17/1993 – Show # 2509
  16 “Black TV Programming in Detroit” – 11/24/1993 – Show # 2510
  17 “Susan Taylor/Moore” – 12/1/1993 – Show # 2511
  18 “Black Male Sprituality” – 12/15/1993 – Show # 2513
  19 “The African Americans/Reily” – 12/22/1993 – Show # 2514
  20 “Akoben/Vibes” – 12/29/1993 – Show # 2515
  21 “The Black Russians” – 1/5/1994 – Show # 2516
  22 “Black Business in Detroit” – 1/12/1994 – Show # 2517
  23 “City of Youth – New Work/Martin” – 1/19/1994 – Show # 2518
  24 “Unsung Heroes & Untold Tales” – 2/2/1994 – Show # 2519
  25 “Ken Cockrel” – 2/9/1994 – Show # 2520
  26 “Behind the Scenes in Music” – 2/16/1994 – Show # 2521
  27 “Visual Arts/A. Ashe” – 2/23/1994 – Show # 2522
  28 “Gun Safety” – 3/2/1994 – Show # 2523
  29 “Black Conservatives/Ron Edwards” – 3/23/1994 – Show # 2524
  30 “Money Strategies” – 3/30/1994 – Show # 2525
  31 “Reality TV/Jim McFarlin” – 4/6/1994 – Show # 2526
  32 “Nation of Islam” – 4/13/1994 – Show # 2527
  33 “South Africa” – 4/20/1994 – Show # 2528
  34 “Mel Farr – Encore Show – 5/4/1994 – Show # 2529
  35 “Roz Payne-FBI” – 5/?/1994 – Show 2530
  36 “Calculating Change in Detroit” – 5/18/1994 – Show # 2531
  37 “Lani Guinier’ – 5/24/1994 – Show # 2532
  38 “Black Conservatives/Ralph Wiley” – 6/1/1994 – Show # 2533
  39 “Nancy Wilson” – 6/17/1994 – Show # 2536
  40 “O.J. Simpson & Media” – 7/5/1994 – Show # 2538
  41 “Tiger Stadium/Lisa Ilitch Murray” – 7/13/1994 – Show # 2539

Series: 2: ABJ Correspondence

Printed letters by Detroit Public TV managers, artists, publishers, and viewers between 1976-1987.

Box Folder Description
9 1 Correspondence – 1976-1979
  2 Correspondence – 1987/1988
  3 Correspondence – General Manager – 1977, 1980/81
  4 Correspondence – General Manager – 1982
  5 Correspondence – General Manager – 1983, & undated
  6 Correspondence – Guest Lists – 1981
  7 Correspondence – Personal to Juanita Anderson – 1982
  8 Letters to Book Publishers
  9 Letters to Detroit Black Journal – 1986/87
  10 Miscellaneous Correspondence – 1981/82
  11 Viewer Letters – 1982
  12 Viewer Letters – 1981-1983

Series: 3: Business & Production Files

Box Folder Description
10 1 Agreement Forms
  2 Audience Participants – 1980-1981
  3 Board Manager Reports – 1982
  4 Business – General – 1982
  5 Business – Personal Tax Considerations
  6 Content Pages – Shows
  7 CPB News Release/Program Proposals & Policies
  8 Continuity Forms
  9 Copyright Agreements - 1982
  10 BJ (Detroit Black Journal) Album Give-Away – 1987
  11 J Projections – 1980/81
  12 DBJ Scripts – October 1979-June 1980
  13 Dubbing Playback Requests – 1982/83
  14 DBJ 25th Season – 1992/93 – Show #s 2400A-D, 2401-2415
  15 Edit List Forms
  16 Editing Discrepancy Forms – 1980/81
  17 Faust – Program Submission Form – 1982
  18 Grant Application: NEA – Michigan Architectural Fund – 1981
  19 Graphic Request Forms
  20 Greeting Cards – Blank
  21 Interview Set-ups
  22 Issues of Complaint – 1978
  23 Job Description – Production Asst. – 1982
  24 Log of Old DBJ Shows
  25 Marketing/Production Files – 1982
  26 McCary, P.K/TV Interview – KCAL TV 7/21/93 (VHS format)
  27 NEH Grant Proposal/MSU Matrix/Detroit TV 2002
Box Folder Description
11 1 PBS Mucic Cue Sheets – 1979
  2 Permissions – 1982
  3 Personnel – Resumes – General – A-G
  4 Personnel – Resumes – General – H-P
  5 Personnel – Resumes – General – R-W
  6 Personnel – Resumes – Minority  – 1982
  7 Personnel – Resumes – Production Assistant – 1982
  8 Photo Negatives
  9 Potential Programs – 1982
  10 Production Notes – March-December 1981
  11 Production Notes – January-June 1982
  12 Production Notes – July-November 1982
  13 Production Notes – January-March 1983
  14 Production Notes – June- 1983
  15 Production Notes – Brown, Sterling – 1983
  16 Production Notes – Fight for Life
  17 Production Notes – Legacies – 1983
  18 Production Notes – Rock, Radio & Racism – 1982
  19 Production Schedules – 1982
  20 Programs in Progress – General – 1981-1982
  21 Public Service Announcements
  22 Publisher Discrepancies – 1981
  23 Publisher Reviews
Box Folder Description
12 1 Release Package – 1980-1981
  2 Reporter Resumes – 1978-79
  3 Schedules – 1982
  4 Schedules – Interns/Volunteer  - 1982
  5 Schedules, Revised – 1983
  6 Shoots – May-December 1981
  7 Shoots – 1982
  8 Shows, July1985-July 1986 & November 1985-August 1988
  9 Stationary – Detroit Black Journal
  10 Stationary – Detroit Public Television
  11 Underwriting Guideline Review
  12 Waiver Release Forms, Unsigned and 1980
  13 Waiver Release Forms, 1986-1987
  14 Waiver Release Forms, 1990
  15 Waiver Release Forms, 1991
  16 Waiver Release Forms, 1992
  17 Waiver Release Forms, 1993
13   Photographs mounted on poster board & numbered 1-193 (2 unnumbered photos):
    American Black Artists/Entertainers, Civil Rights Leaders, Historians, Politicians, & Slaves

Series: 4: ABJ Show Research Files

Box Folder Description
14 1 AAHA: African American Heritage Association
  2 ACCESS Teen Health Program
  3 Adoption: Articles & Statistics – 1985
  4 Africa – 1983-1985
  5 Africa & U.S. Policy
  6 Airtime – 1977-1979
  7 Alkebulan Arts – November, 1993
  8 American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  9 Anderson, Juanita
  10 Androgyny
  11 Ann Arbor, MI Lawsuit – 1979
  12 Aristide Interview
  13 Atlanta, GA – 1980-1981
  14 Bakke Case
  15 Black Actors
  16 Black Art
  17 Black Auto Dealerships
Box Folder Description
15 1 Black Dimensions Proposal
  2 Black Enterprise
  3 The Black Family 1: Production Schedules – 1983-1984
  4 The Black Family 2: Notes/Research – 1983-1984
  5 The Black Family 3: Family Interviews – 1983-1984
  6 Black Film Expo
  7 Black Geneology
  8 Black Lawmakers Exhibit – 10/12/1993
  9 Black Leadership – 1979
  10 Black Money
  11 Black Music Shows
  12 Black Observer Newspaper – 1981
  13 Boston Camerata
  14 Brother to a Dragonfly – 1982-1983
  15 Bryson, Peabo
  16 Business & Industry: Employment Training Conference
  17 Calumet Project
  18 Cameras in the Courtroom
  19 Carrier Mills
  20 Casino Gambling – 1988
  21 Cass Corridor – Bob Handly – 2/11/1982
  22 CEBA Awards – 1980
  23 Census – 1/14/1980
  24 Central Michigan University/Experts List
  25 Chemical People
  26 Child Abuse
Box Folder Description
16 1 Children’s Special – Infant Mortality – 1982-1983
  2 Children’s Special – Research – 1978-1983
  3 Children’s Special – Scripts – 1983
  4 Civil Disturbances – 1980
  5 Civil Rights – 1980
  6 Coal Strikes – 1972, 1977-1978
  7 Commercial Music
  8 Conyers, John Jr.
  9 Courts Notes – undated
  10 Crab Orchard
  11 Darko (Interview)
  12 Ossie Davis
  13 Bob Denny – 1982
  14 Department of Social Services – Michigan
  15 Detroit Public Schools – 1978/79
  16 Detroit Public Schools – 1980-1985
  17 Detroit Public Schools – Report: National Commission on Excellence in Schools
  18 Detroit Real Estate – 1983-1984
  19 Frederick Douglas
  20 Gene Dunlap
  21 Eastside Coalition/Dick Gregory – 1981
  22 Economic Clout – 7/14/1986
  23 Editorials & Commentaries – 1979
  24 Education – 1980
  25 Education – 1984
  26 Education (Detroit Public Schools) – 1984
  27 Education Issues
  28 Educational Testing Service
  29 Energy & Utilities – 1980
  30 Entertainment – Mr. Bones (Clown) – 1983
Box Folder Description
17 1 F.B.I. Resource Information – 1977/78
  2 Fight For Life – 1982
  3 Arthur Flowers – “Another Good Loving Blues” – 2/7/1994
  4 Formaldehyde
  5 5 (Five) Special
  6 Fight For Food
  7 Focus – 1976-1977
  8 Friends of Belle Isle
  9 Gangs – Student papers
  10 Dizzy Gillespie – 1980
  11 Nikki Giovanni & Lena Horne – Interview
  12 Gold – The Gold Information Center
  13 Government Spying
  14 Gun Play – 11/5/1985
  15 Gun Control
  16 Haiti
  17 Haiti – Father Juste – 11/17/1980
  18 Earnest Harden Jr.
  19 Nathan Hare/Altouise Davis
  20 Harmonic Discoveries ( R.K. Assoc.) – 1982
  21 Hastings Street Opera Proposal – 1981
  22 Headlee Amendment – 1978
  23 Richard Headlee
  24 Health – 1979
  25 Hollywood Swinger Dancers
  26 Homecoming – 1982-1983
  27 Lena Horne
  28 Human Rights in Haiti
  29 Hypnosis
Box Folder Description
18 1 Infant Mortality
  2 Infant Mortality – Notes
  3 Jamaican Embassador – 1980
  4 Jamaican Tourism/Desmond Henry
  5 Jazz Festival Programs – 1980
  6 Jazz Play Bills
  7 Jazz Series (R.K. Assoc.)
  8 Jobs Telethon
  9 George E. Johnson
  10 Kaplingbdi; Steel Pulse; Strata Nova
  11 Kids & Guns – News Articles – 1987
  12 Coretta Scott King
  13 K-mart
  14 Yusef Lateef – 1978
  15 Marjorie Lawrence
  16 Ramsey Lewis
  17 Liberia: Behind the Coup (1980)
  18 Lottery – 1982-1983
  19 William Lucas
  20 Marion Federal Penitentary
  21 Herbert Marshall
  22 Mayor’s Race – Warren, MI
  23 Maze
  24 Nathan McCall (Author)
  25 McGriff – City For Youth – 1991
  26 Deborah McGriff – Detroit Public Schools Superintendent – 1991
  27 MCI Communications – 1982-1983
  28 MEAP – 1990/91
  29 The Metro Times – 1980, 1983, 1984
  30 Metro Youth Foundation
Box Folder Description
19 1 Michigan Opera Theater – “Song of the Elf Child” – 1981-1983
  2 Minorities and the Media
  3 Minority Businesses
  4 Miscellaneous News Articles: Pt.I – 1986
  5 Miscellaneous News Articles: Pt. II
  6 Miscellaneous News Articles: Pt. III
  7 Miscellaneous Past Stories
  8 Miscellaneous Research – 1976-1991 (some undated)
  9 Miscellaneous “Yellow Notebooks” ca. 1980’s #1
  10 Miscellaneous “Yellow Notebooks” ca. 1980’s #2
  11 Miscellaneous “Yellow Notebooks” ca. 1980’s #3
  12 Miscellaneous “Yellow Notebooks” ca. 1980’s #4
  13 Miscellaneous “Yellow Notebooks” ca. 1980’s #5
  14 Miss Universe – Janelle Commissiong
  15 Mt. Carbon
  16 Musician Bios.
Box Folder Description
20 1 Dudley Randall, Jaki Madhabuti, George Norman/SWAPO
  2 Report: Michigan Arts Conference – 1981
  3 ReRuns – Summer 1991
  4 Retrospective – 1984
  5 The Ritual
  6 Royal Crusaders
  7 Alturo Shelton
  8 Sherry Washington Gallery
  9 Small Businesses
  10 Somalia/Ethiopia – 1981
  11 Sonny Stitt
  12 “Sounder” – Film Flyers
  13 SPC 6
  14 Strata Nova
  15 Steele Pulse
  16 Substance Abuse Awareness – 1984
  17 Teenage Unemployment
  18 Teen Violence
  19 3M Proposal/Child Abuse
  20 Telephone Changes 1982-1983
  21 To Be Free
  22 Transafrica Documentary
  23 T.V. Workshop Papers
  24 Willie Tyler and Lester
  25 Unemployment
  26 U.S. Presidential Campaign – 1984
  27 Virginia Park: A neighborhood
Box Folder Description
21 1 N.A.A.C.P.
  2 National Black Programming Consortium, Inc. – 1982
  3 National Technical Assoc. Convention, Detroit – 1981 pt.1
  4 National Technical Assoc. Convention, Detroit – 1981 pt.2
  5 Native Americans
  6 NCA Detroit, 1979
  7 New Detroit
  8 New Detroit, 1979
  9 New Music Distribution Service Catalog, 1980
  10 Nigeria Project - 1981
  11 Nigerian Artist/Modell – 1981
  12 Nursing Homes
  13 Obituary: Benjamin Miller
  14 Omni – 1981
  15 Pan African Affairs
  16 Papal Visit to Detroit – 1987
  17 Rosa Parks
  18 Oscar Peterson
  19 Policy: Nigeria Travel
  20 Politics
  21 Polygraph Testing
  22 Nora Post
  23 Press – 1982 - 1983
  24 Public Control/Public Media
  25 Public Relations
Box Folder Description
22 1 War on Crack – Audience Suggestions
  2 War on Crack – 2
  3 Joann Washington
  4 Wayne Country Government & Windsor Ontario, Canada
  5 Wayne State University – 1981-1983
  6 WDET
  7 Wedding in Gambia
  8 White Racist Groups
  9 Whitney, Fitzgerald
  10 Wiley, Ralph (Book Give-away)
  11 Wiley, Ralph (Interview) 10/4/1993
  12 Williams International
  13 Williams, Lari – 4/14/1981
  14 Willistead Manor
  15 Workfare – 1 – 1985
  16 Workfare – 2 – 1985
  17 Workfare – 3 – 1985
  18 WTVS – Flyers
  19 Youth Corps – Unemployment – 1983
  20 Youth Employment Telethon – 1982




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