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Say Brother; Dreams Do Come True / An Affair for Book Lovers


Dreams Do Come True / An Affair for Book Lovers

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Say Brother
Dreams Do Come True / An Affair for Book Lovers
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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

The spotlight is on the old Webster School in Cambridge, which is being renamed the Graham and Parks School in honor of state representative Saundra Graham and civil rights hero Rosa Parks. Then, a profile of Northeastern's Afro-American Institute Book Fair, on the theme of "New Insights Enhancing Perspectives." Barbara Barrow-Murray takes a tour of the authors, book displays, slide shows, and a performance by the Nia Literary Guild. Guests on tape: Jill Nelson Ricks, freelance writer; Verdaya Mitchell-Brown, librarian; Ricardo Millett of the Roxbury Multiservice Center; Orlando Patterson, sociology professor at Harvard University; Dorothy West, author.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Dreams Do Come True / An Affair for Book Lovers,” 11/03/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 1, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_409BD32FFCE04CAFB1920035EF41964F.
MLA: “Say Brother; Dreams Do Come True / An Affair for Book Lovers.” 11/03/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 1, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_409BD32FFCE04CAFB1920035EF41964F>.
APA: Say Brother; Dreams Do Come True / An Affair for Book Lovers. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_409BD32FFCE04CAFB1920035EF41964F
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