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Say Brother
May Magazine
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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

Three segments in this magazine show feature: 1) Entrepreneurship classes sponsored by Jewish Vocational Service Microenterprise Division help people of color become small business owners. 2) A visit with Joyce London Alexander of the federal court in Boston — she is the only black woman to be a chief US magistrate judge. 3) Urban teens participate in a photography program called “Live Shot” which encourages them to take pictures that illustrate how they see race, culture, class.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; May Magazine,” 05/22/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CCADB3979FDE4602A68D09DC47FFDD3E.
MLA: “Say Brother; May Magazine.” 05/22/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CCADB3979FDE4602A68D09DC47FFDD3E>.
APA: Say Brother; May Magazine. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CCADB3979FDE4602A68D09DC47FFDD3E
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