Home Turf (12/17/1987)

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Episode from December 17, 1987 of KRON-TV's hip hop culture series 'Home Turf', with radio personality, producer and activist Dominique DiPrima. Includes segments which: celebrate the 200th year of the Constitution with a hip hop rhyme titled "We The People", which offers "history with a hip hop beat".  One lyric describes the general sentiment,  "We want a vote, we want a voice, we want a government that's our own choice."  Then follows a visit to the capital city of Ivory Coast Abidjan in August/September 1987 by the Mayor of San Francisco Dianne Feinstein with 85 San Franciscan delegates, including 11 year old Anthony Bell of Bayview Hunters Point, Belva Davis and Eloise Westbrook (facts from 8/28/87 article on p.6 of the San Francisco Chronicle, by Randy Shilts); showcase the Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble, with it's 17 members and Director Charles Hamilton; show drag racer from Tracy, CA Shanae Burgess racing at the Baylands raceway Park in Fremont.  Burgess discusses being a woman in a male dominated sport, "Eventually they got used to me, I've made friends with a lot of them, they're all really supportive of me now, they really pull for me."   DiPrima comments, "Shanae knows there's a time and a place for the race." Supporting text and metadata updated for the web in April 2020 by Lisa Ann Nikkel. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

3/4-inch umatic videotape
Digital Format
mp4 file
special interest program
Copyright Holder
Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Emmys 378

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Great article post.Thanks for sharing..

Would like to see if you still have the archive video you made with the New Style Car Club. I'm from the car club back then and my car was in it would like to see if I could get a copy of the video. Thank you

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