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Say Brother; Black Fashion: A Progressive History


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Say Brother
Black Fashion: A Progressive History
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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

Host Beth Deare and guest Lois Alexander, Director of Harlem's Black Fashion Institute, trace the cultural history of African Americans through the lens of fashion. Lois Alexander displays samples of black fashion through history interspersed with stills depicting the corresponding time periods.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Black Fashion: A Progressive History,” 12/05/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 12, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6A86E71EB444D75BF47B0A0BA62033B.
MLA: “Say Brother; Black Fashion: A Progressive History.” 12/05/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 12, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6A86E71EB444D75BF47B0A0BA62033B>.
APA: Say Brother; Black Fashion: A Progressive History. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6A86E71EB444D75BF47B0A0BA62033B
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