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Say Brother; Honoring the 54th


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Say Brother
Honoring the 54th
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Series Description

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

We honor Robert Gould Shaw and the Masschusetts 54th Regiment of volunteer black soldiers in the Civil War. Colin Powell speaks at ceremony at the commemorative monument.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Honoring the 54th,” 06/19/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 24, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0DAC1658061C43BBB99C5E3237BDD513.
MLA: “Say Brother; Honoring the 54th.” 06/19/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 24, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0DAC1658061C43BBB99C5E3237BDD513>.
APA: Say Brother; Honoring the 54th. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0DAC1658061C43BBB99C5E3237BDD513
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