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Say Brother; Are We The People


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Say Brother
Are We The People
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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

Round-table studio discussion with leading citizens explores the historic, social and economic circumstances which prevailed when the framers of the Constitution decided how to found the country and govern its people. Also shown is a pre-taped reenactment of the historic Brown vs The Board of Education Supreme Court case which set the legal precedent for the desegregation of the nation's schools. There will be a question and answer session at the end.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Are We The People,” 01/21/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A9603737878A4A9EA489A075C07EC68C.
MLA: “Say Brother; Are We The People.” 01/21/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A9603737878A4A9EA489A075C07EC68C>.
APA: Say Brother; Are We The People. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A9603737878A4A9EA489A075C07EC68C
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