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Say Brother; Me and My Big Brother


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Say Brother
Me and My Big Brother
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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

Anthony Braxton is a well loved ten-year-old boy from Dorchester who has a mom, grandmother, grandfather, and a couple of aunts and uncles. But it is Trevor, from Boston's Big Brother Association, who makes this a year he will always remember. One boy and one man find each other to share special moments, but hundreds of boys need help in finding a special person to be a buddy. This program tells the story of one happy association and hopes to trigger new friendships like Anthony and Trevor's.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Me and My Big Brother,” 02/07/1985, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 12, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CC58F841A1474396911DCCA9719BC810.
MLA: “Say Brother; Me and My Big Brother.” 02/07/1985. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 12, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CC58F841A1474396911DCCA9719BC810>.
APA: Say Brother; Me and My Big Brother. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CC58F841A1474396911DCCA9719BC810
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