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Say Brother; Does Roxbury Need A Community College


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Say Brother
Does Roxbury Need A Community College
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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

Because of fiscal cutbacks to state institutions of higher education, Roxbury Community College and Bunker Hill Community College may be forced to share campus facilities and student bodies. The history of racial hostility exhibited in Charlestown, where Bunker Hill CC is located, is one reason some have questioned this plan. Guests Ken Haskell and Hazel Bright of Roxbury CC comment on the issue.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Does Roxbury Need A Community College,” 12/30/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 4, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CF8B0AA738E7454F8C033401E849781B.
MLA: “Say Brother; Does Roxbury Need A Community College.” 12/30/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 4, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CF8B0AA738E7454F8C033401E849781B>.
APA: Say Brother; Does Roxbury Need A Community College. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CF8B0AA738E7454F8C033401E849781B
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