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Say Brother; Gather Ye People and Sing

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Say Brother
Gather Ye People and Sing
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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

A Christmas special celebrating the spirit of the holiday through song and remembrances of black families. Performing groups are Harvard's Kuumba Singers, Berklee School of Music gospel choir, and the Voices of Black Persuasion from the National Center of Afro American Artists.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
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