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Say Brother; Today's Black Family: How Parents Cope


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Say Brother
Today's Black Family: How Parents Cope
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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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Second of community forums on the black family. This one focuses on the family as a complete unit, examining what it takes to keep a family together in the midst of stress, and how ‘broken’ homes cope with problems in a positive way.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Today's Black Family: How Parents Cope,” 11/11/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B6CA6438B56F4ED4AB50FC0DB0C14888.
MLA: “Say Brother; Today's Black Family: How Parents Cope.” 11/11/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B6CA6438B56F4ED4AB50FC0DB0C14888>.
APA: Say Brother; Today's Black Family: How Parents Cope. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B6CA6438B56F4ED4AB50FC0DB0C14888
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