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Say Brother; Making the Grade / The Making of a Mayor


Making the Grade / The Making of a Mayor

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Say Brother
Making the Grade / The Making of a Mayor
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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

Beth Deare investigates a controversial new state plan to apply minimum testing standards to all Massachusetts high school students bound for state universities, with emphasis on the impact on inner city students in Massachusetts. Then Bev Jackson interviews the candidates for Boston mayor.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Making the Grade / The Making of a Mayor,” 04/28/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3F98D3E8378B4DE49ACFFF56945DE6C4.
MLA: “Say Brother; Making the Grade / The Making of a Mayor.” 04/28/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3F98D3E8378B4DE49ACFFF56945DE6C4>.
APA: Say Brother; Making the Grade / The Making of a Mayor. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3F98D3E8378B4DE49ACFFF56945DE6C4
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