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Say Brother
Say Brother Holiday Gift, A
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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

Highlights the creative spirit of three artistic disciplines. First is the art of George Hunt, a painter who specializes in images of the blues genre. Next, Ralph Wiley, author of "What Black People Should Do Now"; Wiley examines societal issues, confronting many curiosities and frailties of African American life. Finally, a look at the bestseller photo essay "The African Americans." This collection is a treasury of historical photographs, contemporary portraits and insightful photographic reporting. It holds a mirror to the African American community, emphasizing its significant achievments and vital role in American society.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Say Brother Holiday Gift, A,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7BB98364E76341CBAC8F93BB0514D2DD.
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