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Say Brother; Blacks and the Media

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Say Brother
Blacks and the Media
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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

Elliott Francis interviews African American director of the film “House Party,” Reginald Hudlin. Then discusses black images in the media with Gary Witherspoon of the Boston Herald, Wornie Reed, director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute at UMass Boston, and Emily Rooney, WCVB news director. Featured clips: “House Party,” “Amos 'n' Andy” Step'n Fetchit, Oscar Micheaux, and Spencer Williams, Jr.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Blacks and the Media,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2448C5E12B4E4CAAABA0680B306A9753.
MLA: “Say Brother; Blacks and the Media.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2448C5E12B4E4CAAABA0680B306A9753>.
APA: Say Brother; Blacks and the Media. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2448C5E12B4E4CAAABA0680B306A9753
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