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Say Brother; Transafrica: In Our Own Interest


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Say Brother
Transafrica: In Our Own Interest
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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

A conversation between Say Brother host Beth Deare and Randall Robinson, Executive Director of TransAfrica, an African American interest group which lobbies for changes in US foreign policy in Africa and the Caribbean. Also participating are Professor Willard Johnson of MIT, Chairman of TransAfrica's Boston Support Group, and Major General Joseph Garbar of Nigeria. Includes clips from a Boston support rally.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Transafrica: In Our Own Interest,” 04/13/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2F26B4A3B5BA46DDBD61C8A61AEFCC86.
MLA: “Say Brother; Transafrica: In Our Own Interest.” 04/13/1982. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2F26B4A3B5BA46DDBD61C8A61AEFCC86>.
APA: Say Brother; Transafrica: In Our Own Interest. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2F26B4A3B5BA46DDBD61C8A61AEFCC86
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