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Say Brother
Living the Vision
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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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Writers Sonia Sanchez and Maya Angelou, sculptor Elizabeth Catlett Mora, mayors Carrie Saxon-Perry of Hartford and Unita Blackwell of Mayersville, Mississippi, are among the women who share their vision. Featured are the voices of African American women who have changed America, who were photographed by Brian Lanker for his national exhibition, "I Dream A World: Black Women Who Changed America."



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Living the Vision,” 11/16/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0F2F3ADCA70A4DD493FC15FFF3F1AC97.
MLA: “Say Brother; Living the Vision.” 11/16/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0F2F3ADCA70A4DD493FC15FFF3F1AC97>.
APA: Say Brother; Living the Vision. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0F2F3ADCA70A4DD493FC15FFF3F1AC97
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