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Say Brother; Nuestra Comunidad Transplantada


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Say Brother
Nuestra Comunidad Transplantada
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Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Boston's South End is well known for its extensive revitalization, and one of its development projects has special meaning to Latinos: "Villa Victoria," a project spearheaded by the community development organization IBA (Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion). Say Brother traces the development of IBA from its inception to the powerful social force that it is today with executive director Jorge Hernandez. Key issues explored are organizational structure, community involvement, and self-education. Also a commentary by Chuck Harris on the curtailing of hours of Boston Public Library branches because of low circulation.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Nuestra Comunidad Transplantada,” 12/11/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 13, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_04BD50728BBB469293A6ACEA0FB7AF1F.
MLA: “Say Brother; Nuestra Comunidad Transplantada.” 12/11/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 13, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_04BD50728BBB469293A6ACEA0FB7AF1F>.
APA: Say Brother; Nuestra Comunidad Transplantada. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_04BD50728BBB469293A6ACEA0FB7AF1F
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