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Say Brother; Affirmative Action Under Siege


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Say Brother
Affirmative Action Under Siege
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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

Discusses the role and future of affirmative action. Examines personal, political and philosophical questions about affirmative action as it pertains to college campuses, workplaces, and other diverse situations through the U.S.

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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Affirmative Action Under Siege,” 05/25/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_377E45709BEC4D5381A20E82655A0004.
MLA: “Say Brother; Affirmative Action Under Siege.” 05/25/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_377E45709BEC4D5381A20E82655A0004>.
APA: Say Brother; Affirmative Action Under Siege. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_377E45709BEC4D5381A20E82655A0004
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