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Say Brother; Black Artists in the Theatre and Film


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Say Brother
Black Artists in the Theatre and Film
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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

An interview with choreographer and stage director Billy Wilson and actor (from "La Cage aux Folles") Benny Luke, talking about if blacks are losing ground in the arts. They discuss factors in the decline in roles for blacks in film and theater.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Black Artists in the Theatre and Film,” 03/20/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A73EE674DA124808979C7265533A9DC9.
MLA: “Say Brother; Black Artists in the Theatre and Film.” 03/20/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A73EE674DA124808979C7265533A9DC9>.
APA: Say Brother; Black Artists in the Theatre and Film. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A73EE674DA124808979C7265533A9DC9
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