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Say Brother
Political Survival Kit
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Series Description

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

Studio talk with correspondents Lovell Dyett and Delores Handy Brown and host Elliott Francis. Guests: James Jennings, Gus Newport, Sadiki Kambon, Tony Crayton, Lloyd King, Saundra Graham. They discuss Boston politics, voter turnout, school committee appointed by Mayor Flynn, political empowerment.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Political Survival Kit,” 11/01/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_49C976E2B6FD4DACB15FF2D147A3BE66.
MLA: “Say Brother; Political Survival Kit.” 11/01/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_49C976E2B6FD4DACB15FF2D147A3BE66>.
APA: Say Brother; Political Survival Kit. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_49C976E2B6FD4DACB15FF2D147A3BE66
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