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Say Brother
Sirius Connection, The
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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 presents the Sirius Connection, a hot rhythm & blues band that calls Boston its home. Band members include Teddy Glover and Neal Johnson on guitar, Russ Gold on drums, Gregory Pordon on keyboards, and Joseph Sumrell on bass. Lead vocalist, Curtis Henderson, Jr., is just one of the group's songwriters. Eric Jackson of WGBH Radio interviews Henderson on the group's plans for the future.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Sirius Connection, The,” 12/02/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1CFE27C2D9E14BBE8A6ADDF6DB94DA7A.
MLA: “Say Brother; Sirius Connection, The.” 12/02/1982. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1CFE27C2D9E14BBE8A6ADDF6DB94DA7A>.
APA: Say Brother; Sirius Connection, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1CFE27C2D9E14BBE8A6ADDF6DB94DA7A
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