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Say Brother
Nine Voices of Christmas, The
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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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Drama special adapted from 1978 Gabriel award winning radio broadcast of same name. "Nine Voices" looks into lives and homes of everyday people whose concerns, problems, and joys reflect today's lifestyles. Starring Jim Spruill, Lovell Dyett.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Nine Voices of Christmas, The,” 12/22/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9FC3A35EBCF64607BE9F19577FBD8A30.
MLA: “Say Brother; Nine Voices of Christmas, The.” 12/22/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9FC3A35EBCF64607BE9F19577FBD8A30>.
APA: Say Brother; Nine Voices of Christmas, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9FC3A35EBCF64607BE9F19577FBD8A30
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