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Say Brother; Hustlers, Drugs and Prison

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09/20/1972


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Hustlers, Drugs and Prison
Program Number

239

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

Program focuses on illegal drugs, and the continued effect they have on the African American community via an exploration of the recent drug-culture film Superfly and discussions with local drug rehabilitation employees. Program includes clips from the recent film, an interview with actor Ron O'Neal conducted by John Slade, a discussion among community members who oppose the film (John Chatterton of the Bay State Banner and David Booker and Fred Smallwood of First Incorporated, a drug rehabilitation program in Roxbury that is among the oldest in the country), "man on the street" interviews regarding drug use, and a discussion with South End Community Drug Council employees Joseph Nkunta, Rochelle Lee, and Steve Moss about the specific ways they handle drug abuse in the community.

Duration

00:60:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Television broadcasting of films
African American journalists
Superfly (Motion picture)
Moss, Steve
Drugs in motion pictures
Segregation
Civil rights
Nkunta, Joseph
Lee, Rochelle
Smallwood, Fred
Booker, David
Chatterton, John
O'Neal, Ron
African American actors
African Americans--Attitudes
Drug abuse--Treatment--Massachusetts
South End Community Drug Council (Boston, Mass.)
African Americans in motion pictures
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
John Slade (Producer)
Tillman, Russell (Director)
Davis, Silas (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Campanella , Roy, Jr. (Filmmaker)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Production Assistant)
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Hustlers, Drugs and Prison,” 09/20/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A15B3AB098824BAD9F42E7CE3284BA92.
MLA: “Say Brother; Hustlers, Drugs and Prison.” 09/20/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A15B3AB098824BAD9F42E7CE3284BA92>.
APA: Say Brother; Hustlers, Drugs and Prison. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A15B3AB098824BAD9F42E7CE3284BA92
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