In 1971, Black poetess Nikki Giovanni interviewed singer Lena Horne in this special Black Journal program, focusing on the Black woman. Black Journal began as a monthly series produced by Black Americans, to report on relevant issues to Black Americans.
The program also hosts a panel of six prominent Black women who discuss the role of the Black woman in society. These women include Verta Mae Grosvenor, author of “Vibrations Cooking”, Martha Davis of the Harlem Drug Fighters Union, Jean Fairfax a NAACP Legal Defense lawyer, Marion-Etoile Watson, producer for Metromedia Television (Channel 5, New York City), Bibi Amina Baraka (Mrs. LeRoi Jones) and Joan Harris, hostess of NBS’s “Positively Black.”
Video: Televising Black Politics in the Black Power Era: Black Journal and Soul! Via The American Archive of Public Broadcasting