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Say Brother; SB048

Aircheck of Say Brother: Show # 48; 7.5 ips DVD-R containing WAV audio file from original 1/4 audiotape

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Say Brother
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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

Host Sarah Ann Shaw introduces the program that focuses on a recent "Meet the Candidates Night" at the Timilty School in Roxbury, MA on 1/5/1970. Moderated by Boston City Councilman Tom Atkins; appearing were outgoing State Representative Rev. Michael Haynes, whose departure was the reason for the special election being held on 1/13/1970. Also present was Representative Franklin Holgate and former State Representative Royal Bolling. Candidates speaking and responding to questions from the audience included: Nick Grabano jr.; Edward Callameese; George Daniels; George Johnson; Robert Mellow; Fred Walden; and Robert White.

Topics of discussion and debate included: housing, welfare, insurance rates, education, crime, police-community relations, and redistricting.



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Race and Ethnicity
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