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Say Brother; Martin Luther King Jr. Update


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Say Brother
Martin Luther King Jr. Update
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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

Lovell Dyett travels from Boston to Atlanta for an update on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Features interviews with Coretta Scott King, Andrew Young, John Lewis, and Julian Bond – all close associates of Dr. King. In Boston, SCLC National Board Member Rev. Virgil Wood and Dr. Ricardo Millet, curator of the King Papers at Boston University's Martin Luther King Center, offer insights into local manifestations of King's legacy.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Martin Luther King Jr. Update,” 01/10/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 18, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0596582F6D1F42469A7F95E2A20298CA.
MLA: “Say Brother; Martin Luther King Jr. Update.” 01/10/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 18, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0596582F6D1F42469A7F95E2A20298CA>.
APA: Say Brother; Martin Luther King Jr. Update. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0596582F6D1F42469A7F95E2A20298CA
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