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Say Brother
October Magazine
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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

Say Brother's first magazine of its 28th season opens with a look at Arts In Progress, an organization that helps provide art programs for Boston Public Schools and prides itself on teaching respect, self esteem and confidence through the arts. Next…an interview with video artist Tony Cokes, whose work is intended to give voice to the racism that still exists in society and spark social consciousness through a visual medum. Then…Jamaica Plain residents can finally shop in their own neighborhood after more than two decades. We show the transformation of a parcel of land that was considered a blight being turned into new shopping facilities and a neighborhood health center. In the final segment, Say Brother pays tribute to the late Sunny Joe White, who for years made his way through the radio airwaves and silently overcame several hurdles to reach success.

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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; October Magazine,” 10/26/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E9DD39CD6BB43DCB8C867BF30A93DBD.
MLA: “Say Brother; October Magazine.” 10/26/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E9DD39CD6BB43DCB8C867BF30A93DBD>.
APA: Say Brother; October Magazine. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E9DD39CD6BB43DCB8C867BF30A93DBD
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