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Say Brother; Leon Sullivan: From Protest to Progress

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Say Brother
Leon Sullivan: From Protest to Progress
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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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Profile of Rev. Leon Sullivan, creator of the Sullivan Principles, a code of conduct to combat apartheid for companies operating in South Africa. A 1991 recipient of the President's Medal of Freedom, Dr. Sullivan established the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH) whose mission is to stimulate corporations, institutions and individuals toward improving the human condition in Africa and other developing nations.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Leon Sullivan: From Protest to Progress,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 13, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2F16EE99D32545B8BF8507BC03939E4B.
MLA: “Say Brother; Leon Sullivan: From Protest to Progress.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 13, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2F16EE99D32545B8BF8507BC03939E4B>.
APA: Say Brother; Leon Sullivan: From Protest to Progress. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2F16EE99D32545B8BF8507BC03939E4B
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