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Say Brother
Family Reunion
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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

John Sedgwick measures up to his distant ancestors. Petrina Katsikas looks down at a father she never knew. The power of family, in this week's Morning Story.

John Sedgwick is the author of In My Blood. http://johnsedgwick.com

Thanks to Magnatune recording artist Ehren Starks for the use of "Tunnel Systems" in the production of this week's podcast.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Family Reunion,” 02/21/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 13, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_545DB589904B4073905925B126AD5B07.
MLA: “Say Brother; Family Reunion.” 02/21/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 13, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_545DB589904B4073905925B126AD5B07>.
APA: Say Brother; Family Reunion. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_545DB589904B4073905925B126AD5B07
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