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Say Brother; Reflections with Dr. Jocelyn Elders

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Say Brother
Reflections with Dr. Jocelyn Elders
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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

Program discusses health concerns, public health issues, and public policy in a one-on-one interview with US Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders. Her mission is to make every baby in this country a planned and wanted child.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Reflections with Dr. Jocelyn Elders,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1897B217AD0E4DB68341BB88E3260054.
MLA: “Say Brother; Reflections with Dr. Jocelyn Elders.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1897B217AD0E4DB68341BB88E3260054>.
APA: Say Brother; Reflections with Dr. Jocelyn Elders. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1897B217AD0E4DB68341BB88E3260054
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