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Say Brother; Folkways: An Interview with John Langston Gwaltney


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Say Brother
Folkways: An Interview with John Langston Gwaltney
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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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Barbara Barrow-Murray interviews the author of "Drylongso – A Self Portrait of Black America," the new book of narratives that offers an illuminating perspective on black culture. John Langston Gwaltney holds a PhD in anthropology from Columbia University, and his doctoral dissertation on river blindness among the Yolox of Mexico was published under the title "The Thrice Shy."



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Folkways: An Interview with John Langston Gwaltney,” 10/02/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 16, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9C7F68E32D01446A9F815F6DA5DA6581.
MLA: “Say Brother; Folkways: An Interview with John Langston Gwaltney.” 10/02/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 16, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9C7F68E32D01446A9F815F6DA5DA6581>.
APA: Say Brother; Folkways: An Interview with John Langston Gwaltney. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9C7F68E32D01446A9F815F6DA5DA6581
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