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Say Brother; Speaking Out Against Domestic Violence


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Say Brother
Speaking Out Against Domestic Violence
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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

Studio discussion on domestic violence. Since 1987, the Surgeon General has declared this very common problem the leading cause of injury to females between ages 15 and 44. Guests are Byron Hurt and Tasha Downing-Martin of the Mentors in Violence Prevention Program, and Mitch Rothenberg of Common Purpose.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Speaking Out Against Domestic Violence,” 12/19/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_909B7B52D51048EEAC5AF373EBDB02FE.
MLA: “Say Brother; Speaking Out Against Domestic Violence.” 12/19/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_909B7B52D51048EEAC5AF373EBDB02FE>.
APA: Say Brother; Speaking Out Against Domestic Violence. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_909B7B52D51048EEAC5AF373EBDB02FE
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