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Say Brother; Greer Toney: A Closer Look


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Say Brother
Greer Toney: A Closer Look
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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

Continuing an earlier report, Barbara Barrow-Murray presents a more complete profile of Greer Toney – a woman convicted of a crime she steadfastly maintains she did not commit. The update comes at a time when Toney makes a final appeal to the Massachusetts Parole Board to commute her prison sentence.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Greer Toney: A Closer Look,” 05/12/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 13, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_60D34E227F3943E2AA31F2BC4F3B9998.
MLA: “Say Brother; Greer Toney: A Closer Look.” 05/12/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 13, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_60D34E227F3943E2AA31F2BC4F3B9998>.
APA: Say Brother; Greer Toney: A Closer Look. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_60D34E227F3943E2AA31F2BC4F3B9998
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