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Say Brother; April Magazine 1997


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Say Brother
April Magazine 1997
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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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Magazine show comprising three varied topics. First, inside the Benjamin Banneker charter school (grades K-5) in Cambridge, serving a predominantly African American student population and emphasizing a math and science curriculum. Interview with director Afiya Graham. Next, on the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's signing a major league baseball contract — thus breaking the color barrier — we'll look at his career through the eyes of some who have been influenced by him in interviews with John Buckley and Paul Liacos. Last, Cambridge community policing: an interview with Commissioner Ronnie Watson who has gotten his department beyond its former reputation of being out of step with a diverse population.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; April Magazine 1997,” 04/10/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB05789D25DD4F99BF467D3F24F8F635.
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APA: Say Brother; April Magazine 1997. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB05789D25DD4F99BF467D3F24F8F635
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