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Say Brother; Crossing Lines With Alice Walker


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Say Brother
Crossing Lines With Alice Walker
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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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Ten years after her Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Color Purple” became a major motion picture, Alice Walker has written about the tribulations and wisdom of the experience in her memoir “The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult.” In a candid interview, Walker shares these challenges with guest interviewer Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, sociologist, author, and professor of education at Harvard University. The years-old friends share the pain and joy of mothers and daughters, lovers and betrayal, politics and creativity, spirituality and nature.

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Crossing Lines With Alice Walker,” 04/11/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7EA7EA993A71401FB6018174A2A2A7E1.
MLA: “Say Brother; Crossing Lines With Alice Walker.” 04/11/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7EA7EA993A71401FB6018174A2A2A7E1>.
APA: Say Brother; Crossing Lines With Alice Walker. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7EA7EA993A71401FB6018174A2A2A7E1
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