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Say Brother; Battle for Community Control

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Say Brother
Battle for Community Control
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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

Studio discussion among Elliott Francis and Deputy Director of Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Ricardo Millet and Executive Director of Greater Roxbury Neighborhood Authority (GRNA) Ken Wade. GRNA filed suit against BRA for excluding community input into area development plans.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Battle for Community Control,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 25, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C651E8A5FECD4524878E9C124C97782F.
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