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Say Brother; Back in the World


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Say Brother
Back in the World
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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

Stephen Mack Jones' play, “Back in the World” about the impact of the Vietnam War on African American men, provides the pivot point for this program on the implications past and present for African Americans fighting battles in the US.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Back in the World,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1E4A952CBC4B47C5AD5DA212A6D50056.
MLA: “Say Brother; Back in the World.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1E4A952CBC4B47C5AD5DA212A6D50056>.
APA: Say Brother; Back in the World. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1E4A952CBC4B47C5AD5DA212A6D50056
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