Say Brother; Music Special
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- Say Brother
- Music Special
- Program Number
- 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
Program consists of segments from in-studio performances by musicians King Arthur and the Monty Williams Express, as well as poetry readings by Roxbury, Massachusetts, "jazz poet" Robert Ruff. (Ruff reads his poems "Dirty Shoes," "Stigma," "Playing from the Music Malcolm Wrote," and "I Come to Play.") Program aims to recreate "the gaiety of outdoor music festivals" inside studio walls.
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- Media Type
- Oral interpretation of poetry
- Monty Williams Express (Musical group)
- Ruff, Robert
- African American musicians
- African American poets
- Race and Ethnicity
- Tillman, Russell (Director)
- Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
- John Slade (Producer)
- Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
- Jones, Vickie (Researcher)
- Chicago: “Say Brother; Music Special,” 07/18/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 23, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_25BC240F0AD3465692EA49720A3EEC18.
- MLA: “Say Brother; Music Special.” 07/18/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 23, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_25BC240F0AD3465692EA49720A3EEC18>.
- APA: Say Brother; Music Special. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_25BC240F0AD3465692EA49720A3EEC18