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Say Brother; Julian Bond Interview / Black Unemployment in the 80s


Black Unemployment in the 1980s / Reflections of Julian Bond on Contemporary Politics

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Say Brother
Julian Bond Interview / Black Unemployment in the 80s
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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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First segment: Georgia state senator Julian Bond came to Boston to campaign for the Mondale/Ferraro ticket and talked to Elliott Francis. He discussed the 1984 presidential race, Jesse Jackson's candidacy, and how party politics affects black issues.

Second segment: Eileen Jones looks into the crisis in unemployment that has hit the minority communities hardest. Which job sectors are most affected and what are the prospects in the second Reagan administration?



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Julian Bond Interview / Black Unemployment in the 80s,” 11/28/1984, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C2600CE9CBA44E54B92CF765AFAC1597.
MLA: “Say Brother; Julian Bond Interview / Black Unemployment in the 80s.” 11/28/1984. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C2600CE9CBA44E54B92CF765AFAC1597>.
APA: Say Brother; Julian Bond Interview / Black Unemployment in the 80s. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C2600CE9CBA44E54B92CF765AFAC1597
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