It's close to the Mason-Dixon line here. Bubba is primarily a to set up punchlines for Fred. In the basement of his house he has a theater which is named after his sister who was murdered by a homeless drifter she took in in New York. I was 18 years old, man. I have a journalism background. You have the nineteenth century poet Francis E.
Still to this day you hear the term in reference to Black people in America -- you're still defined as a minority. The two shows had a number of things in common. Etheridge was a very oracular poet. Lamont: My last job as an arts administrator. According to Fred, his son was named for Lamont Lomax, a pitcher from the. Like Hoppy, Swanny never is insulted racially by Fred. Caldwell is the Sanford's family doctor who shows up in several early episodes.
He utters this when something good happens or he is in a pleasant mood. My older brother played football for his high school and he was a Green Beret ranger and a paratrooper for 23 years in the military. Lamont: Yeah, I met Julian Bond. But when I got to Vietnam, I realized how much I wanted to live, how very badly I wanted to live. Jordan: Another question I wanted to ask you was -- you were born in Pittsburgh and spent a major part of your life in Philadelphia -- in other words, what you consider to be the Upsouth. In a panic, Lamont melts the gun down before realizing that the neighbor was just out of town. We met with the Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardinal for an hour.
If you write a novel, you have to create an entire world. Lamont Steptoe: I was in trouble when I went to Nicaragua. Other friends and admirers spoke and read as well. There were three significant Afro-Americans on the scene: has a book out on the Beats and she does not mention any of them! If you go on the internet, and use the search and type in 'hate groups', the names of 200 groups will come up. Like I said, being five-foot-three, the bigger kids in my neighborhood always bullied me.
When I get to the Miami airport , my suitcase comes out and someone has taken a razor and cut it down three sides, so that when my suitcase comes off the baggage rack, everything falls out on the floor. I try to see my work as a way of transforming society. It was important to me growing up in Pittsburgh, sitting on those front porches waiting for the house to cool off at the end of the day to listen to those stories. The first inkling I began to have of jazz and the blues -- well, when I was a kid, maybe about four or five, I remember this Black man that would show up at our house and he would always be impeccably dressed. A guy opens the gate, comes within three feet of me, takes my picture, and goes back in the embassy gate. The far north-east part of the city where the policemen and firemen live the same thing will happen to me there.
It was an incredible improvisational experience. I just intuitively knew that the way to overcome this powerlessness, this silence that I saw come over the older Black adults around me who lacked a lot of academic skills, that the way for me to overcome was the books. Jordan: What job was that that you retired from? And the media does a lot of demonization. The late poet Thomas McGrath was there. Growing up in Pittsburgh in the time that Pittsburgh was known for its steel production, I would go down to the steel mills during high school in the summer and try to get a summer job. Temple University is in the Black community.
Finally, due to some investigation on Fred's part, it is revealed that Lamont has been scammed, the pot is a fake, and the culprits have made off with several hundred dollars of Lamont's money. Baldwin was the first one to give me an inkling of the connection of music to our lives. I'll read you a piece that appeared in , issue six. See, that's where my ego comes in. Lamont: Junebug is a founding member of the Free Southern Theater. With its coveted 8 p.
In that course, I learned that the Vietnamese people had been fighting for their cultural hegemony for over 2,000 years because China for 2,000 years had been trying to annex Vietnam. Although the song did not reach status, it has maintained mainstream popularity and is featured on Jones' greatest hits album. Sanford and Son peaked at 2 in the during the 1972—73 season and the 1974—75 season. If you went to Vietnam you would be overwhelmed by the tropical beauty of that country. Even in the show's earliest episodes when one or the other leaves the house, seemingly for good Lamont moves out at least twice, and at one point he even puts Fred in a retirement home , something always occurs to return the situation to normal. I have to talk about those young men who never got to be 21. Put together by Larry Robin at the suggestion of local author Peter Baroth and Poets and Prophets founder Bob Small, the program featured readings by Lamont himself and by contributors to the booklet of tributes and appreciations presented to him in honor of the occasion and in recognition of his many contributions to the Philadelphia cultural community.