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Say Brother; Dramatizing the Black Experience


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Say Brother
Dramatizing the Black Experience
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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

In studio with playwright Carl Senna of Brown University, Boston University drama professor Jim Spruill, and actress/playwright Linda Patton Spruill. Also a half hour excerpt from Senna's play “Marooned.”



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Dramatizing the Black Experience,” 02/18/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 20, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_70475A9D83EC4F3CB85841D21D3DC27E.
MLA: “Say Brother; Dramatizing the Black Experience.” 02/18/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 20, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_70475A9D83EC4F3CB85841D21D3DC27E>.
APA: Say Brother; Dramatizing the Black Experience. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_70475A9D83EC4F3CB85841D21D3DC27E
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