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Say Brother; Upstage



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Say Brother
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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

Say Brother shines the spotlight on the New England arts scene and asks why local artists and performers feel forced to move to places like New York and Los Angeles in order to find steady work. Guests include Evelyn Moore, actress and coauthor of the Emmy Award-winning "Black Dyad," and John Ross and Victoria Howard, Music Director and and Producer, respectively, of the Boston hit play "Dancin' in the Street."



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Upstage,” 05/06/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 13, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_10FA95E7FBB6450C976BAFFAAA544666.
MLA: “Say Brother; Upstage.” 05/06/1982. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 13, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_10FA95E7FBB6450C976BAFFAAA544666>.
APA: Say Brother; Upstage. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_10FA95E7FBB6450C976BAFFAAA544666
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