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Say Brother
Thurgood Marshall: Justice In Action
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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

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Profile of the late Thurgood Marshall, the first African American appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. As a civil rights lawyer for the NAACP, he argued the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case in Topeka, rectifying segregation for children in schools in the South. He later served on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and as US Solicitor General before ascending to the Supreme Court upon nomination by Lyndon Johnson.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Thurgood Marshall: Justice In Action,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0B09CD9DEA3646528A185A3E478DDB4C.
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APA: Say Brother; Thurgood Marshall: Justice In Action. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0B09CD9DEA3646528A185A3E478DDB4C
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