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Say Brother; Boston School Committee Live Pre-Election Special


Boston School Committe Live, Pre-Election Special

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Say Brother
Boston School Committee Live Pre-Election Special
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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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Chaotic is one word frequently used to characterize Boston's public school system. With school committee elections looming on the horizon, Say Brother goes live with a pre-election special in which the candidates have been invited to discuss their respective platforms, and answer the queries posed by a panel of Boston parents and teachers.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Boston School Committee Live Pre-Election Special,” 12/29/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_34C6F916A9D748308A226F1E6C0D56EF.
MLA: “Say Brother; Boston School Committee Live Pre-Election Special.” 12/29/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_34C6F916A9D748308A226F1E6C0D56EF>.
APA: Say Brother; Boston School Committee Live Pre-Election Special. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_34C6F916A9D748308A226F1E6C0D56EF
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