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Say Brother; Mississippi Delta Blues


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Say Brother
Mississippi Delta Blues
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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

Cine Golden Award winner "Mississippi Blues" is the first film effort of daytime television star Anthony Herrera. It chronicles the rhythm of life in the delta through a musical portrait of well-known country blues singer Son Thomas. He invokes a place and time from days gone by as well as the present.

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Mississippi Delta Blues,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 21, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2C01F653BA8E4BAD8C2777041613AFF9.
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