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Say Brother; Maya Angelou: The Heart of a Woman


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Say Brother
Maya Angelou: The Heart of a Woman
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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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The renowned writer/poet/actress Maya Angelou reads from her latest book, "The Heart of a Woman, " which includes memories of a strange visit from Billie Holiday, of performing at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, and more. A special highlight is Ms. Angelou's spirited reading of a favorite poem, "And Still I Rise."



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Chicago: “Say Brother; Maya Angelou: The Heart of a Woman,” 12/29/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB1A9E71AEC042CE8C5E19E9F09B1AA1.
MLA: “Say Brother; Maya Angelou: The Heart of a Woman.” 12/29/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB1A9E71AEC042CE8C5E19E9F09B1AA1>.
APA: Say Brother; Maya Angelou: The Heart of a Woman. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB1A9E71AEC042CE8C5E19E9F09B1AA1
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