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Say Brother; Conversations with Roy Decarava

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Say Brother
Conversations with Roy Decarava
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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

"Conversations with Roy DeCarava" is a film by Carroll Blue. DeCarava is considered one of the foremost photographers of the 20th century. His subjects included John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, and other musicians. Carroll's film takes us into the life and work of this artist, using over 100 black and white stills spanning 36 years of DeCarava's career. The film is narrated by Alex Haley, scored by Jimmy Owens, and also features photographer Ansel Adams and critic A.D. Coleman.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Conversations with Roy Decarava,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1EE61A29A8AF43B2955C743B4B472532.
MLA: “Say Brother; Conversations with Roy Decarava.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1EE61A29A8AF43B2955C743B4B472532>.
APA: Say Brother; Conversations with Roy Decarava. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1EE61A29A8AF43B2955C743B4B472532
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