In 1964, Leonard Brown and a team of volunteers created this five-part "audiomosaic" documentary series on the lives of African Americans in the ghettos of Los Angeles. This fourth part "The wall," focuses on the social barriers between Blacks and Whites in America. Blacks talk about their distrust of Whites, recount stories of racial discrimination against themselves and their friends and relatives, employment discrimination, unfair treatment and brutality from police officers towards Blacks and interracial couples, the difference between treatment of Blacks in the South and Southern California, the preference of the term Afro-American over Negro or Black, the difference between civil rights and human rights, immigration of Africans into America, and more.
Previously Tape A (25:45) and Tape B (29:15). The two were joined into one tape in 1997.
This program is numbered BC0326, but would also fit in the catalog as BB5380.04, as part of the BB5380 series. Click on the series title above to access the other episodes of this series.