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Say Brother; Election Forum '90, part I

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Say Brother
Election Forum '90, part I
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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

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Lovell Dyett and Elliott Francis discuss gubernatorial candidates' decisions not to appear on Say Brother and their campaigns' seeming neglect of the African American community. First segment is with Boston Herald feature writer Leonard Greene. In second segment, Boston NAACP president Louis Elisa, and Bay State Banner publisher Mel Miller discuss their reasons for crossing party lines and endorsing William Weld and John Silber, respectively.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
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