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Say Brother; 40 Years After Brown: The Lessons Learned

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Say Brother
40 Years After Brown: The Lessons Learned
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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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Delores Handy looks back at the 40 year old Supreme Court case, Brown v. the Board of Education, that ended school segregation in 1954. Featured are Linda Brown Thompson and Cheryl Brown Henderson, daughters of Oliver Brown, after whom the case was named. Thompson talks about how segregation kept her from going to Sumner Elementary School which was five block from her home and forced her to go to Monroe nearly two miles away.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; 40 Years After Brown: The Lessons Learned,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D06FBF8D3E164D94BA33A9CBE5385412.
MLA: “Say Brother; 40 Years After Brown: The Lessons Learned.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D06FBF8D3E164D94BA33A9CBE5385412>.
APA: Say Brother; 40 Years After Brown: The Lessons Learned. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D06FBF8D3E164D94BA33A9CBE5385412
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