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Say Brother; Blacks and the Democratic Party: A Second Look

12/14/1981


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Blacks and the Democratic Party: A Second Look
Program Number

1201

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

Within the last six months of the state legislature's fiscal year two black Democrats have resigned from that party to join Independent and Republican ranks. State Representatve Melvin King is now an Independent and State Senator Bill Owens a Republican. Say Brother investigates the apparent "black flight" from the Democratic party and interviews the remaining Black Caucus to try to find answers to many questions Sen. Owens and Rep. King summon to mind with their recent decisions.

Duration

00:31:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Blacks and the Democratic Party: A Second Look,” 12/14/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 1, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2A2FA4C752C34661907D033A12222747.
MLA: “Say Brother; Blacks and the Democratic Party: A Second Look.” 12/14/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 1, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2A2FA4C752C34661907D033A12222747>.
APA: Say Brother; Blacks and the Democratic Party: A Second Look. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2A2FA4C752C34661907D033A12222747
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