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Say Brother; In Our Own Words

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Say Brother
In Our Own Words
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Series Description

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

Eight students from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School talk about issues relevant to their teenage lives, including sexual harassment and interracial dating…candidly demonstrating what it means to be young in America in the '90s.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; In Our Own Words,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_32F650FF4D064B2BA7E8D3E2DF4A1567.
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APA: Say Brother; In Our Own Words. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_32F650FF4D064B2BA7E8D3E2DF4A1567
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