WGBH Openvault

Say Brother; January Magazine


Green label master

License Clip

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Say Brother
January Magazine
Program Number


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

This arts magazine features: 1) Black dolls and their creators – an exhibit at the Fuller Museum in Brockton; why these dolls are important to children of color. 2) An exhibit of African art at Harvard University's Fogg Museum; once considered primitive and the subject of academic research, it is now accepted in the realm of fine art. 3) “The Next Step” – an exhibit of African American comic books at the National Center of Afro American Artists, with curator Rob Stull of Marvel Comics.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; January Magazine,” 01/30/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8C110C0FA8C04470A096D76480377E24.
MLA: “Say Brother; January Magazine.” 01/30/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8C110C0FA8C04470A096D76480377E24>.
APA: Say Brother; January Magazine. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8C110C0FA8C04470A096D76480377E24
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.