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Say Brother; Women and Our Power


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Say Brother
Women and Our Power
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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

Beth Deare and guests, Jenny Yee, Jane Andrews, Elsa Montano-Arroyo, and Carolyn Ramsey – all staff members at local social service agencies – discuss options such as counseling and shelters available to women in abusive relationships.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Women and Our Power,” 12/17/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2E67C943E8004D7CBEB9D59C2668F96F.
MLA: “Say Brother; Women and Our Power.” 12/17/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2E67C943E8004D7CBEB9D59C2668F96F>.
APA: Say Brother; Women and Our Power. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2E67C943E8004D7CBEB9D59C2668F96F
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