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Say Brother; Godspell / Boston's Black United Fund


Godspell / Housing Plan, The

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Say Brother
Godspell / Boston's Black United Fund
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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

Barbara Barrow-Murray gives an eyewitness account of rehearsals for, performances of, and audience reaction to "Godspell," in its Boston premiere at the Charles Playhouse before a Broadway run. Then Beth Deare profiles efforts by the Black United Fund (BUF) to repair its tarnished image after recent allegations of improprieties. Included are interviews with public relations director Bob Phillips and past recipients of BUF grants.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Godspell / Boston's Black United Fund,” 03/31/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 13, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3940A561BD694333A959836AE0788CC9.
MLA: “Say Brother; Godspell / Boston's Black United Fund.” 03/31/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 13, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3940A561BD694333A959836AE0788CC9>.
APA: Say Brother; Godspell / Boston's Black United Fund. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3940A561BD694333A959836AE0788CC9
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