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Say Brother; Sleeping Car Porters


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Say Brother
Sleeping Car Porters
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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

A look at the role of black railroad workers through the recollections of area residents who helped make the old railways run. Profile of A. Philip Randolph and dedication ceremony for his statue at MBTA Back Bay orange line station.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Sleeping Car Porters,” 01/11/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 3, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_281360A89A5F45D0AFD94FB16835FC64.
MLA: “Say Brother; Sleeping Car Porters.” 01/11/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 3, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_281360A89A5F45D0AFD94FB16835FC64>.
APA: Say Brother; Sleeping Car Porters. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_281360A89A5F45D0AFD94FB16835FC64
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