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Say Brother
Masterworks / Studio Interview: Reverend Wall
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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

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A feature on two works from different spheres of the arts, one by composer Noel da Costa and the other by sculptor John Wilson. The works were funded by a grant to the National Center of Afro American Artists in Roxbury from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities. Lovell Dyett visits the two artists in their respective studios and interviews Elma Lewis and Center music director John Ross on the broader significance of the works to the black community.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Masterworks / Studio Interview: Reverend Wall,” 05/26/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7B40FDF3474E43A2A701104E21BAC053.
MLA: “Say Brother; Masterworks / Studio Interview: Reverend Wall.” 05/26/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7B40FDF3474E43A2A701104E21BAC053>.
APA: Say Brother; Masterworks / Studio Interview: Reverend Wall. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7B40FDF3474E43A2A701104E21BAC053
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