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Say Brother; Greatest Love, The


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Say Brother
Greatest Love, The
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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

Funded by an ESEA mini-grant, 22 sixth graders from the Timilty School in Roxbury produced a 30 minute video about their school, its student body, activities and programs. This is a heartwarming view of a formerly troubled school with newfound spirit. “Say Now” segment focuses on a third world children's book and film festival, and includes an interview with Candalaria Silva, founder of Children Are Many Colors, Inc.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Greatest Love, The,” 12/18/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 14, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CFD13872C60F48D2B8E91687F1030B4C.
MLA: “Say Brother; Greatest Love, The.” 12/18/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 14, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CFD13872C60F48D2B8E91687F1030B4C>.
APA: Say Brother; Greatest Love, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CFD13872C60F48D2B8E91687F1030B4C
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