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Say Brother; Against the Odds

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Say Brother
Against the Odds
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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

Series description from WGBH Program Guide, May 1990 p. 33: “A four-part series about efforts to reduce hunger and poverty in the developing world”.

Program description: Against the Odds explores the economic and political barriers that impede development.

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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Against the Odds,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 16, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BD3EC9C95F0E4A5094689F36BD5CCAB4.
MLA: “Say Brother; Against the Odds.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 16, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BD3EC9C95F0E4A5094689F36BD5CCAB4>.
APA: Say Brother; Against the Odds. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BD3EC9C95F0E4A5094689F36BD5CCAB4
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