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Say Brother; SB026


Aircheck of Say Brother: Show # 26 2/6/1969 DVD-R containing WAV audio file from original 1/4 audiotape

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Say Brother
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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

Host Jim Spruill introduces program focusing on the role of black actors in local theatrical productions. Guests include: Marvin X, playwright of "Taking Care of Business"; Marilyn Carrington, actress, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe"; John Burrell, People's Theatre, "Adventures in the Skin Trade" by Dylan Thomas; Debra Madry and Ronald Glover, "The Insurance Company. After dramatic excerpts from their respective productions the guests discuss theatre from the point of view of the black actor, with Jim Spruell. Later Sarah Ann Shaw interviews Elma Lewis about local black theatre. Henry Hampton interviews screenwriter Julian Mayfield about his new film "Up Tight" debuting at the new Roxbury Cinema. Program also features a musical performance by the Bob Mellom Trio; and a performance by Ula Lawrence.



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Race and Ethnicity
Richardson, Ray (Producer)
Chicago: “Say Brother; SB026,” 02/06/1969, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AE068D0123F744B09F4DC64ED9137535.
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