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Say Brother; What Happened to Donald Johnson?


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Say Brother
What Happened to Donald Johnson?
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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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What were the circumstances that led up to Donald Johnson's death. How did he get possession of a Greyhound bus. Did the police use deadly force? Elliot Francis investigates this tragic case



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; What Happened to Donald Johnson?,” 05/23/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 17, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_94156D7328464BB7B12827855CBA6FDC.
MLA: “Say Brother; What Happened to Donald Johnson?.” 05/23/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 17, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_94156D7328464BB7B12827855CBA6FDC>.
APA: Say Brother; What Happened to Donald Johnson?. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_94156D7328464BB7B12827855CBA6FDC
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