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Say Brother; Learning the Hard Way

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Say Brother
Learning the Hard Way
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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

Documentary retrospective examining court ordered desegregation in Boston. Featured are twin sisters (Darlene Bramble & Charlene Bramble Rose) who were bused to South Boston High in first year of busing, Ruth Batson, Jean McGuire, John O'Bryant, Dr. Laval Wilson, Julio Henriquez, original plaintiff, Arthur Eskew, and current students of South Boston High.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Learning the Hard Way,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed August 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6F5375567C134C3283F154D4D198C064.
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APA: Say Brother; Learning the Hard Way. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6F5375567C134C3283F154D4D198C064
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