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Say Brother; Profile: Black Male


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Say Brother
Profile: Black Male
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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

Studio discussion with roll-in. Guests are Rev. Graylan Ellis-Hagler, Boston police Supt. William Celester, Drop-A-Dime's Georgette Watson, Gang Peace's Michael Albert, attorney Leslie Harris. Discussion of police harassment of black males on the basis of a claim that they fit a certain profile.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Profile: Black Male,” 11/10/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 24, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2268F4BD1A24427C9A267DFE546C8123.
MLA: “Say Brother; Profile: Black Male.” 11/10/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 24, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2268F4BD1A24427C9A267DFE546C8123>.
APA: Say Brother; Profile: Black Male. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2268F4BD1A24427C9A267DFE546C8123
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