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Say Brother
New People, The
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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

The influx of Haitian, Brazilian, and African immigrants has brought new cultures to Somerville. The newcomers struggle to integrate themselves in the community, where they are not always readily accepted by longtime residents.

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; New People, The,” 05/01/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_053C3AD0CDD6415CB9BF09BB841481AC.
MLA: “Say Brother; New People, The.” 05/01/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_053C3AD0CDD6415CB9BF09BB841481AC>.
APA: Say Brother; New People, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_053C3AD0CDD6415CB9BF09BB841481AC
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