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Say Brother; Boston's Black United Fund: An Example of Self-Help


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Say Brother
Boston's Black United Fund: An Example of Self-Help
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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

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Unhappy with the meager distribution of United Way dollars to organizations in the black community, a group of concerned Boston leaders started the Black United Fund (BUF). Say Brother taped the festvities at this year's BUF benefit concert at Berklee, featuring such jazz legends as Max Roach and Donald Byrd. An interview with John Marshall, BUF's executive director, is also included.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Boston's Black United Fund: An Example of Self-Help,” 12/22/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 25, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2E5F184A94754ECFBE082C7333DD2893.
MLA: “Say Brother; Boston's Black United Fund: An Example of Self-Help.” 12/22/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 25, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2E5F184A94754ECFBE082C7333DD2893>.
APA: Say Brother; Boston's Black United Fund: An Example of Self-Help. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2E5F184A94754ECFBE082C7333DD2893
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