Take This Hammer

Author and activist James Baldwin meets with members of the local African-American community in San Francisco in the spring of 1963.  He is escorted by Youth For Service’s Executive Director Orville Luster and is intent on discovering “the real situation of Negroes in the city, as opposed to the image San Francisco would like to present.”

For fifty years, THIRTEEN has produced a wide array of high quality, ground-breaking and provocative programs for public television audiences in the Tri-State area and across the country. Our 50th Anniversary Video Vault samples of some of the finest programs produced by THIRTEEN over the last half century.