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Say Brother; Y.E.S. Means Love / "A Class Act"

Willy Tyler and Lester / Y.E.S. Means Love

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Say Brother
Y.E.S. Means Love / "A Class Act"
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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

Johnette Johnson reports on Y.E.S., a privately funded program that takes inner-city kids to the country and teaches about love, trust and friendship. On location with ventriloquist Willie Tyler at North Shore Music Theater, where he appeared as opening act with his dummy, Lester.



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Race and Ethnicity
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