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Say Brother; South Africa

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Say Brother
South Africa
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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

Program features close to an hour of the British film Last Grave at Dimbaza, as released by Morena Films. The film, which was shot illegally in the Republic of South Africa, details the impoverished living conditions of Black South Africans and the oppressive policy of Apartheid. Program closes with the commentary of host Steve Curwood on the unwillingness of western nations to recognize human rights violations in South Africa.

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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Lindsay Jr, Calvin A. (Producer)
Chicago: “Say Brother; South Africa,” 11/04/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4CE69A442E72468D82AB6415BE07EE44.
MLA: “Say Brother; South Africa.” 11/04/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4CE69A442E72468D82AB6415BE07EE44>.
APA: Say Brother; South Africa. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4CE69A442E72468D82AB6415BE07EE44
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