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Say Brother
Red, White, and Black
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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

Generations of African Americans have looked to the US armed services as the last best resort for employment and career stability. This program asks if this is still a viable alternative. Say Brother explores the issues, both real and perceived, surrounding African American involvement in the nation's war/defense effort. Interviewed are: Ralph Cooper and Ron Armstead, Veteran's Benefits Clearinghouse.; Alvin E. Terrell, Persian Gulf Coalition Veterans Assn.; Lynn Baker, Army Recruiting Center; Jerome H. Long, Dept. of Religion, Wesleyan University; Carol Klein, Health Care for Homeless Veterans; Harold Jones, homeless veteran; Mary Johnson, Program Administrator and Michael Dunn, Clinical Director, and Ernest Washington, President, Board of Directors, Veterans Benefits Clearinghouse; Maceo May, Director, Housing Program Development.



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Race and Ethnicity
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