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Say Brother
Changing Faces in Boston
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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

First a profile of Bernardine Nash, owner of WILD-AM, who maintains the radio station that has long catered to Boston's communities of color. Next, Gadget, owner of the internationally distributed hip-hop magazine "The Fever," tells us how he started in the publishing world and why he chooses to serve the hip-hop market. Third segment takes a preliminary look at the evolving landscape of Dudley Station, examining the changes and initiatives proposed to revitalize this once thriving area.

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Changing Faces in Boston,” 04/13/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7725A425E3DD4F7DB3C80AB6597D4AC9.
MLA: “Say Brother; Changing Faces in Boston.” 04/13/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7725A425E3DD4F7DB3C80AB6597D4AC9>.
APA: Say Brother; Changing Faces in Boston. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7725A425E3DD4F7DB3C80AB6597D4AC9
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