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Say Brother; Voyage of Dreams


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Say Brother
Voyage of Dreams
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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

Program Description

Hard-hitting documentary that probes the ill-equipped flight of the Haitian boat people for sanctuary on American shores. Narrated by Ossie Davis, this spellbinding story considers the reasons for their flight and their experience with the American immigration system. The program also incorporates rare French television footage that illustrates the poverty in Haiti today.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Voyage of Dreams,” 06/16/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C38BB9EA0A4642F88EB7682055F92B7B.
MLA: “Say Brother; Voyage of Dreams.” 06/16/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C38BB9EA0A4642F88EB7682055F92B7B>.
APA: Say Brother; Voyage of Dreams. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C38BB9EA0A4642F88EB7682055F92B7B
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